A Poor Blogger's Songbook
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
  Hard Times Come Again No More
- Stephen Foster

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.

While we seek mirth and beauty and music light 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.

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

There's a pale sorrowed maiden who toils her life away
With a worn heart, whose better days are o'er.
Though her voice it would be merry, 'tis sighin' all the day,
Oh, hard times, come again no more.

'Tis a sigh that is wafted across the troubled wave
'Tis a wail that is heard upon the shore
'Tis a dirge that is murmured around the lowly grave
Oh, hard times, come again no more.

C]Let us pause in life's pleasures and [F]count it's many [C]tears
While we all sup [G]sorrow with the [C]poor
There's a song that will linger for[F]ever in our [C]ears
Oh hard times [G]come again no [C]more

Chorus:
[C]Tis the song, the sigh of the [F]wear[C]y
Hard times, hard times [D]come again no [G]more
Many [C]days you have lingered all [F]around my cabin [C]door
Oh hard times [G]come again no [C]more



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