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 a song… a 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 ones fainting at the door
though their voices are silent
their pleading looks will say
oh, hard times come again no more

'tis a song… a 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

'tis a sigh that is wafted across the troubled wave
'tis a wail that is heard upon the shore
'tis a dirge that is murmured around the lowly grave
oh, hard times come again no more

'tis a song…a 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
oh, hard times come again no more



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Hard Times song meanings
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    General Comment♥this songs so good...any thoughts on it's meaning?
    stepped_on_a_leafon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCompassion for the less fortunate in the world. Beautiful song.
    possention March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is perhaps the most beautiful song in the world. I love 'many days have you lingered around my cabin door'
    i dont know, but to me, it sounds like a song for those getting over a hard time. it gives strength, i love it.
    the seaweedon July 06, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's about the lack of ability to adopt yourself to a new environment/community. These people suffer, because they are never accepted, and "their voices are silent". They are willing to socialize, but never act upon these desires. They only want this nightmare to end, it's like every day is a lonely struggle, a crooked trail, an endless highway.
    "tis a song… a 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"
    bank_roberton May 06, 2019   Link

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