Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt - You Can't Treat The Wrong Man Right

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written by Jimmy Webb

copyright 1986 White Oak Songs (ASCAP)

Can't you see he doesn't care

He likes to play with you that's all

He's waiting on someone else's call

He's playing it cool

Why's it so hard to reach you?

Why are you still out there

Beating your heart against the wall

Waiting for Jericho to fall

You hard-headed fool

Didn't your mama teach you

Anything at all

You can't treat the wrong man right

Or change a devil to an angel overnight

He'll wreck all your best laid plans for spite

You can't treat the wrong man right

You can't treat the right man wrong

When you're out on the town

Acting mean and head-strong

He'll sit home and wait for you all night long

You can't treat the right man wrong

I heard it on the telephone

A woman was whispering in my ear

And though I was trying not to hear

The message came through

She was someone who knew you

I guess she told me everything

I wasn't listening anyway

I know she had a lot to say

But nothing was clear

I only remember her voice

Above the sound of the pinball

Saying to me

You can't treat the wrong man right

Or change a devil to an angel overnight

He'll steal all your love and and fly by night

You can't treat the wrong man right

You can't treat the right man wrong

You can run all the way from here to Hong Kong

And he'll be waiting when you come back in sight

You can't treat the right man wrong

You can't treat the wrong man right

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GUITARS: Dean Parks

DRUMS: Russ Kunkel

BASS: Leland Sklar

ACOUSTIC PIANO: Matt Rollings

SYNTHESIZER AND B-3: Robbie Buchanan

BACKGROUND VOCALS: Alex Brown, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND VOCALS: Linda Ronstadt

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