"Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" as written by and Nehemiah 'skip' James....
Hard time here and everywhere you go
Times is harder than ever been before

And the people are driftin' from door to door
Can't find no heaven, I don't care where they go

Hear me tell you people, just before I go
These hard times will kill you just dry long so

Well, you hear me singin' my lonesome song
These hard times can last us so very long

If I ever get off this killin' floor
I'll never get down this low no more
No-no, no-no, I'll never get down this low no more

And you say you had money, you better be sure
'Cause these hard times will drive you from door to door

Sing this song and I ain't gonna sing no more
Sing this song and I ain't gonna sing no more
These hard times will drive you from door to door


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"Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" as written by Skip James

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    General Commentyeh.. total campfire song
    MardyAsson July 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the Great Depression. Skip James wrote it way back win. This might just be to literal of a interp, but it doesnt take away from the song at all
    LindseyD4563on January 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentif i could play one song on the guitar it would be this song for sure! i would sell my soul to the devil to be able to play this song. lol. and i love his voice.
    Oliviawashereon July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah this song is Great. It Was amazingly Atmospheric when he played it round the campfire in O Brother. ive done some searching and he has an album called "The Roots" which has loads of Amazing blues covers from the likes of Leadbelly, Robert johnson, Tommy johnson and more. Im going to order it off Amazon
    FackingHellon September 15, 2006   Link

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