"It Takes Time" is a song written by Shirley Eikhard and originally performed by Anne Murray. Eikhard was 15 years old at the time of Murray's recording; it was her first professionally recorded composition.
At the age of 16, Shirley Eikhard released her version of the song. Issued as a single, the track reached #7 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart and #33 on the Canadian Country chart. It was released on her 1972 album, Shirley Eikhard.