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Song Title
"Hard Times Come Again No More"
Title
Stephen Foster's sketchbook
Page Number
55 recto
Creator
Foster, Stephen Collins
Date
June 26, 1851
Transcript
Hard times
There's a pale drooping maiden
that works her life away
Wh And she gains but the sorrows
of the poor
While her heart should be
happy tis sighing all the day
Ah Hard times Come
again no more
who works
There's a pale drooping maiden that wears her life away
With a worn heart
A frail form whose better days are o'er
voice merry
Though her heart would be happy 'tis sighing all the day
Oh Hard times Come again no more
Gentle hearts ever seeking your pleasures far and [?]
Gentle hearts ever happy with pleasures ever near
Have you e'er supped sorrow with the poor
With a sad voice singing and ringing in your ear
Oh hard times Come again no more
Subject
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 --Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 --Manuscripts.
Popular music--United States--19th century--Texts.
Songs--Texts.
Identifier
20050812-foster-111
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Song Title
"Hard Times Come Again No More"
Title
Stephen Foster's sketchbook
Page Number
55 verso
Creator
Foster, Stephen Collins
Date
June 26, 1851
Transcript
Gentle hearts now so happy with pleasures ever near Have you ere supped sorrow with the poor
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
music
and voices light and gay
There are fainting at the door
frail forms
Though their voices are silent
their pleading looks will say
Oh hard times come [?]
Subject
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 --Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 --Manuscripts.
Popular music--United States--19th century--Texts.
Songs--Texts.
Identifier
20050812-foster-112
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Song Title
"Hard Times Come Again No More"
Title
Stephen Foster's sketchbook
Page Number
56 recto
Creator
Foster, Stephen Collins
Date
June 26, 1851
Transcript
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 [?]
Subject
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 --Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 --Manuscripts.
Popular music--United States--19th century--Texts.
Songs--Texts.
Identifier
20050812-foster-113
Copyright
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Song Title
"Hard Times Come Again No More"
Title
Stephen Foster's sketchbook
Page Number
56 verso
Creator
Foster, Stephen Collins
Date
June 26, 1851
Transcript
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.
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.
3.
There's a pale drooping maiden who works 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.
4.
'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.
Chorus.
Subject
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 --Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 --Manuscripts.
Popular music--United States--19th century--Texts.
Songs--Texts.
Identifier
20050812-foster-114
Copyright
Ordering Information