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Hard Times Come Again No More
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(published by Firth, Pond & Co., N.Y., 1854)
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Firth, Pond & Co., N.Y. (1855)
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1.
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.
Chorus:
’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.
2.
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.
Chorus:
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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.
Chorus:
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’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.
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