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  • Hard Times........Come Again No More.

    I don't know if I've posted this before, but even if I have, it's worth a second showing.

    I just discovered this song and video recently, although the song was written almost 160 years ago by Stephen Foster. And, despite its age, its message is as current as today.

    If you're in reasonably good health, have food on your table, a roof over your head, and you're able to pay your monthly bills, count yourself among the fortunate of the world for there are those who have none of these "luxuries". This one truly makes me pause and reflect on just how nice I've had it. There are a lot of people out there who are having a rough go of it these days.

    Three Dreads......2 Martins and 1 YamahaA fiddle, a mando, a uke, eight harmonicas, a Zoom H2, a Panasonic recorder, coupla penny whistles, an Italian made Titano accordion, three handguns, at least a dozen chess sets, more power tools than Bob Vila, and one old Westclox "Big Ben" wind-up alarm clock that still works! Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention my ocarina and maracas.

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    Awesome song, and (sadly) as relevant as ever. And then there's this:



    Not as moving, perhaps, as the video you posted, but still powerful.
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    • #3
      I like this one too.

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          A version notable mainly for how wrong he gets the composer.

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          • #6
            Thank You so much for posting this! I had never heard that song and the video was very moving.
            I myself have been on the brink....it's been tough supporting a family of four when you have very little work and are self employed.
            If it wasn't for financial assistance from family I don't know what we would have done.
            Things seem to be picking up now but it was real scary for a long time not knowing if we could make i through.
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            • #7
              I could be wrong, but I believe that this song was written by the great American songwriter Stephen Foster ("Suwannee River"; "My Old Kentucky Home"; "Camptown Races"; "Beautiful Dreamer") and many others.
              Sorry---I see now where Opa John had mentioned Foster---oh well, I'm old--lol.

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                A version notable mainly for how wrong he gets the composer.


                Good one, James. Well, you know what they always say; "The Boss may not always be right, but he's always the "Boss!"
                Three Dreads......2 Martins and 1 YamahaA fiddle, a mando, a uke, eight harmonicas, a Zoom H2, a Panasonic recorder, coupla penny whistles, an Italian made Titano accordion, three handguns, at least a dozen chess sets, more power tools than Bob Vila, and one old Westclox "Big Ben" wind-up alarm clock that still works! Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention my ocarina and maracas.

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                  • #10
                    ^^^ I listened to this song over and over when it came out last year. That video is a great match for the song.

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                    • #11
                      I've always been partial to this version:

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                        Whoa! I like that version too. I just wish I could find the Delta blues version of it when I first heard it. It was being played at the end of a show on the Documentary channel a couple of weeks ago. I didn't see the show.......only caught the tail end of it.
                        Three Dreads......2 Martins and 1 YamahaA fiddle, a mando, a uke, eight harmonicas, a Zoom H2, a Panasonic recorder, coupla penny whistles, an Italian made Titano accordion, three handguns, at least a dozen chess sets, more power tools than Bob Vila, and one old Westclox "Big Ben" wind-up alarm clock that still works! Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention my ocarina and maracas.

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