Clay Walker – If I Could Make a Living

Reached number # 1 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining 20 weeks on the charts. Also reached # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks charts. The song was included in Clay Walker's second studio album, If I Could Make a Living (Giant 1994)

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“If I Could Make a Living”, a song written by Alan Jackson, Keith Stegall and Roger Murrah, was recorded by Clay Waker for the Giant label, in the spring of 1994, in Loud Recording, Nashville, TN, in the recording session from the album Clay was accompanied by: Larry Byrom (acoustic guitar and electric guitar), Brent Mason (electric guitar), Dann Huff (electric guitar), Stuart Duncan (mandolin and fiddle), Paul Franklin (dobro and steel), Sonny Garrish (steel), Glenn Worf (bass), Eddie Bayers (drums), Glen Duncan (fiddle), Terry McMillan (harmonica), Steve Nathan (keyboards), Matt Rollings (piano) and Jim Horn (sax). With the production of James Stroud, the song was released on September 13, 1994. On November 26, 1994, he reached number # 1 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining 20 weeks on the charts. On December 5, I also reached # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks charts. It was the fourth number one in Clay Walker’s career.
The song was included in Clay Walker’s second studio album, If I Could Make a Living (Giant 1994), the album was released on September 27, 1994, and on March 25, 1995, reached number # 4 in The US Top Country Albums charts, remaining a total of 52 weeks on the charts, on the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts, reached # 1.
The album was certified platinum in the USA and gold in Canada.



Anecdote about the song:
In an interview with The Columbus Dispatch Walker revealed he was mildly dissatisfied with the single and stated, “I didn’t pick the musicians or anything for If I Could Make a Living. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with doing songs with pop melodies, but I find the more mature I get with my music, the more traditional I become. The older I get, the more I love that fiddle and pedal (steel) sound, that pure country sound. “ In the same interview, Walker also said “If I Could Make a Living is really a fun-lovin ‘song, but it’s a short song… A really short song, only two minutes and 14 seconds. Every night I do that song in concert I think, ‘Man, that’s not enough.’





Clay Walker – If I Could Make a Living lyrics

If I could make a livin’ out of lovin’ you
I’d be a millionaire in a week or two
I’d be doin’ what I love
And lovin’ what I do
If I could make a livin’ out of lovin’ you
Early in the morning, when the sun comes up
I’m punchin’ that clock on the wall
Breakin’ my back just to make you bucks
Wishin’ I was in your arms
If I could make a livin’ out of lovin’ you
I’d be a millionaire in a week or two
I’d be doin’ what I love
And lovin’ what I do
If I could make a livin’ out of lovin’ you
I could work all day and feel right at home
Lovin’ that eight to five
Never have to leave you here alone
When I’m workin’ overtime
If I could make a livin’ out of lovin’ you
I’d be a millionaire in a week or two
I’d be doin’ what I love
And lovin’ what I do
If I could make a livin’ out of lovin’ you
If I could make a livin’ out of lovin’ you
I’d be a millionaire in a week or two
I’d be doin’ what I love
And lovin’ what I do
If I could make a livin’ out of lovin’ you
If I could make a livin’ out of lovin’ you
I’d be a millionaire in a week or two
I’d be doin’ what I love
And lovin’ what I do
If I could make a livin’ out of lovin’ you

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