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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleHard times, come again no more
Roud No.2659
Collected FromUnknown
LocationUnknown
CountyUnknown
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 5 - Miscellaneous: Williams, A: MS collection No Mi 589
Source SecondaryUnpublished
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

Let us pass in life's pleasures
While we are, since sorrow's with the poor;
'Tis a song that will linger for ever in our ears -
'Oh, hard times, come again no more.'

Chorus

'Tis the song, the sigh of the many -
'Oh, hard times, come again no more.'


Verse 2

There's a pale drooping maiden who toiled her life away
With her warm heart, whose better days are o'er,
Though her voice is silent her pleading lips will say -
'Oh, hard times, come again no more.'

Chorus

Verse 3

'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 lonely grave -
'Oh, hard times, come again no more.'

Chorus
 
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Notes
Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2007.

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