“Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)” was written and recorded by Kris Kristofferson in 1971.It reached as high as #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Since then it’s been recorded by many other artists including Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Roger Miller.
I played it in the key of C and the chord changes are really simple, so it’s a great song for beginners. If you’re a beginner, you can disregard the fingerpicking and just strum along. Sounds great either way.
This song uses “Travis Picking” fingerstyle accompaniment on the ukulele. Many of my songs use the same technique and it’s simple once you get the hang of it, although it may take quite a bit of practicing it slowly to master it.
The first three example patterns on my fingerstyle tutorial show you how to play it. Here’s a link:
I’ve also created a separate category just for the Travis Picking style where you can find other songs that I play in the same style. You can find it here: