This was a Ringo Starr song. You can find it on his album titled "Ringo." Probably on his "Best Of" album also.
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"It Don't Come Easy" was issued as a non-album single (Apple 1831) and debuted on the American Billboard chart on 1 May 1971. It peaked at number four and remained in the Top 40 for eleven weeks. The song didn't see inclusion on an album until the release of Starr's 1975 Apple greatest hits compilation, Blast from Your Past. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
...thank you Timru ...the song was ''actually '' written by George H. and given to Ringo. I am looking for George's studio version which you can find on Youtube... and was wondering if it can be found on a CD ???? I know that it is on the Concert for Bangledesh but don't want a live version ....I liked George's version. So, if any Beatle fans are out there know let me know.
Finding it is the hard part. Obviously its out there and well known amongst The Beatles nuts. I think it would be fun to own and I think that cut was studio recorded while they were tirelessly recording the song. I never read anything that straight out said George wrote that song. Only that he may have contributed to the writing. Regardless Ringo was given full credit. Ill dig deep into Google for it. I don't own much Beatles material but enjoy it and more so enjoy the chase and research involved in finding a copy.
I forgot to mention that it IS amazing to hear George sing it and I love the hare krischna added in by the backing vocals because that's sooo George. This is an interesting piece to look for and you have to be careful because bootlegs and the Internet are a recipe for disaster. When I was 15 there was a record store near me that was loaded with bootlegs and I own quite a few but its stuff like ACDC with Bon Scott. This was vinyl though. Now you can really alter your life by getting on the wrong site. I'm not sure why this version has never been released. Its studio recorded, well documented and sounds very good. We may never see its release in our lifetime or at least Ringos. Its a great great song anyway you look at it. Its about the breakup of the Beatles.
there's an acoustic george harrison tribute album (i believe just called 'tribute') by yim yames (a/k/a jim james) from my morning jacket, who i've opined is one of the best singers of this era. found it on mog. candidly, i never conected with george's voice, and consequently overlooked much of his stuff, but hearing these songs sung by a really good singer makes you realize how great they were.