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Hard Times

04:08
Nate Clendenen and Sam Guthridge
03/31/2015
Stephen Foster (Public Domain)

Lyrics

Let us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tears
While we all sup sorrow with the poor
There's a song that will linger forever in our ears
Oh hard times come again no more

'Tis the song, the sigh of the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around my cabin door
Oh hard times come again no more

While we seek mirth and beauty and music bright and gay
There are frail forms fainting at the door
Though their voices are silent, their pleading looks will say
Oh hard times come again no more

There's a pale drooping maiden who toils her life away

With a word heart her better days are 'ore

Though her face may be merry, she's sighing all the day

Oh hard times come again no more