Hard Times Come Again No More

Let us C pause in life’s C7 pleasures
and F count its many C tears
F While we C all sup sorrow G7 with the F poor. C
C There’s a ‘ song that will C7 linger
F forever in our C ears;
F Oh, C hard times, Am come G again no C more. F   C
‘Tis the C song, the C7 sigh of the F wea- C ry
C Hard times, F hard C times, Am Come a- D7 gain no C more
G7 Many C days you have C7 lingered F around my [chord f m]cabin C door
F Oh, C hard times, come a- G7 gain no C more. F   C

 

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.
Tis the song, the sigh of the weary
Hard times, hard times, Come a-gain no more
Many days you have lingered around my cabin door
Oh, hard times, come a-gain 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.
‘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.

3. 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 you have lingered around my cabin door
Oh, hard times, come again no more.

4. ‘Tis a sigh that is wafted
across the troubled wave
‘Tis a wail that is heard up on 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.