Hard Times Come Again No More

Album: Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster (1854)
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  • '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 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

    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

    There's a pale drooping maiden who toils her life away
    With a worn heart whose better days are o'er
    Though her voice would be merry 'tis sighing all the day
    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 have lingered around my cab in door
    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

    '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 Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

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