I'm a Lover (Not a Fighter)

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"I'm a Lover (Not a Fighter)"
Single by Skeeter Davis
from the album A Place in the Country
B-side "I Didn't Cry Today"
Released November 1969
Format 7" single
Recorded October 1, 1969
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.[1]
Genre Country, Nashville Sound
Label RCA Victor
Writer(s) Ronny Light
Producer(s) Ronny Light
Skeeter Davis singles chronology
"Teach Me to Love You"
"I'm a Lover (Not a Fighter)"
"Your Husband, My Wife"

"I'm a Lover (Not a Fighter)" is a song written by Ronny Light and recorded and released as a single by American country artist, Skeeter Davis.

The song was recorded at the RCA Victor Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States on October 1, 1969. The session was produced by Ronny Light as well.[1] The song was released as a single in November of 1969, reaching the top-ten on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart in 1970.[2] Additionally, it became Davis' first second to chart on the Canadian RPM Country Songs chart, reaching number seven.[3] In 1970, the song was issued onto her studio album A Place in the Country.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969-1970) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 9
CAN RPM Country Songs 7


  1. ^ a b "Skeeter Davis discography". Praguefrank's Country Discographies. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. 
  3. ^ "Search results for "Skeeter Davis" under Country Songs". RPM. Retrieved 6 January 2014.