Tune of the Day: Hard Times Come Again No More
Often simply called “Hard Times”, this American folk song was written by Stephen C. Foster in 1854. It was well-known and popular in its day, both in America and Europe, and was a favorite of both sides during the American Civil War. The lyrics portray sympathy for those who are impoverished:
'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.