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An old Stephen Foster song (Pub. Domain)

Always waiting, hopeful sorrow.

Featuring my spouse, Doadars Aunt!!!!

I could have picked a song to do her justice, next time!
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HARD TIMES

Stephen Foster

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.


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

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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Uploaded: Oct 23, 2005 - 07:56:22 PM
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2005 - 12:22:07 PM Last Played: Apr 17, 2019 - 11:29:40 PM
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Comments
thetiler said 5053 days ago (October 24th, 2005)
Thanks for giving a peace of musical
history. Stephen Foster lives!

Thanks for sharing his folk blusey - word tune.
Nice feeling in the voices for that tune.
Nice setting with the guitar

Thanks for sharing
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Doadars Uncle said 5052 days ago (October 24th, 2005)
Thanks for giving a peace of musical
Foster had some great stuff. Much of it timeless.

Thanks for the comments!

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mountainHigh said 5052 days ago (October 24th, 2005)
Good production,
great voices, nice guitar. Not my kinda song, though.
Doadars Uncle said 5052 days ago (October 24th, 2005)
Good production,
I appreciate your listening!

Thanks

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Jim Bouchard said 5052 days ago (October 24th, 2005)
really nice version of a classic!
I especially like Doadars Aunt's harmonies: sounding more than a little like Emmylou Harris. There was a really good tribute album that came out a little while back of the songs of Stephen Foster and Mavis Staples did this song on it. One of my favorite versions is by Akiko Yano. But I like the delicateness of your version right here; it does this excellent song justice.
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Doadars Uncle said 5052 days ago (October 24th, 2005)
really nice version of a classic!
Thank you for your praise.

I'll pass it on to my Sweetie! She has always looked up to Emmylou Harris.

I challenge her to match my ragged phrasing. It is difficult. Especially when
we can only record one track at a time and she can't watch me for cues.

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We have a cat and a fish. Our fish behaves very well...
Check out my latest song called Don't Leave (remix)
Jim Bouchard said 5052 days ago (October 24th, 2005)
really nice version of a classic!
That compilation is called "Beautiful Dreamer-the songs of Stephen Foster" in
case you were wondering. There's some interesting and somewhat less-well-
known Foster tunes on there and great collection of diverse artists.

Downloading and listening to this more closely there's a little crackling sound
in the recording that sounds like a bad cable or something. It's not so much a
negative, because I think this song's subject matter isn't at odds with a
somewhat lo-fi treatment, but it just struck me as something that bears
mentioning. Still it's a little distracting detail that may detract from your
recordings that maybe could be sorted out if it is inadvertant.

I still really like this a lot!
Check out my latest song called Big Yawn (Apogee One mic demo)
nyakki said 5008 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
Nicely done
I really enjoyed listening. Great voice work.

The "crackling" effect mentioned above, although not be appropriate for
most songs, adds to this one.

Another great piece of music. Keep it up.
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Doadars Uncle said 5003 days ago (December 12th, 2005)
Nicely done
nyakki!!

Thanks for the comment. This is a good song to have ragged. I had some
production issues that I have since cleaned up. But in the future, if I were to
readdress this song, I might keep it a bit marred.

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Check out my latest song called Don't Leave (remix)
CrewsNelson said 4399 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Hey All!
This will be moving over to our family page before long!
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CrewsNelson said 4399 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
By the Way
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