Hard Times Lyrics

Johnny Cash


album: Track in album Unearthed
release date: 2003-11-25
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length: 4:02

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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 the song, the sign of the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered all 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.

'Tis the song, the sign of the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered all around my cabin door
Oh hard times, come again no more.

There's a pale drooping maiden who toils her life away
With a worn heart, whose better days are o'er
Though her voice it would be merry, 'tis sighing all the day
Oh, hard times, come again no more.

'Tis the song, the sign of the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered all around my cabin door
Oh hard times, come again no more.

'Tis the song, the sign of the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered all around my cabin door
Oh hard times, come again no more.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Long Black Veil
  • 2 Flesh and Blood
  • 3 Just the Other Side of Nowhere
  • 4 If I Give My Soul
  • 5 Understand Your Man
  • 6 Banks of the Ohio
  • 7 Two Timin' Woman
  • 8 The Caretaker
  • 9 Old Chunk of Coal
  • 10 I'm Going to Memphis
  • 11 Breaking Bread
  • 12 Waiting for a Train
  • 13 Casey's Last Ride
  • 14 No Earthly Good
  • 15 The Fourth Man in the Fire
  • 16 Dark as a Dungeon
  • 17 Book Review
  • 18 Down There by the Train (alternate take)
    CD 2
  • 1 Pocahontas
  • 2 I'm a Drifter (version 1)
  • 3 Trouble in Mind
  • 4 Down the Line
  • 5 I'm Movin' On
  • 6 As Long as the Grass Shall Grow
  • 7 Heart of Gold
  • 8 The Running Kind
  • 9 Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby
  • 10 Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
  • 11 "T" for Texas
  • 12 Devil's Right Hand
  • 13 I'm a Drifter (version 2)
  • 14 Like a Soldier
  • 15 Drive On (alternate lyrics)
  • 16 Bird on a Wire (live with orchestra)
    CD 3
  • 1 A Singer of Songs
  • 2 The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore
  • 3 Redemption Song
  • 4 Father and Son
  • 5 Chattanooga Sugar Babe
  • 6 He Stopped Loving Her Today
  • 7 Hard Times
  • 8 Wichita Lineman
  • 9 Cindy
  • 10 Big Iron
  • 11 Salty Dog
  • 12 Gentle on My Mind
  • 13 You Are My Sunshine
  • 14 You'll Never Walk Alone
  • 15 The Man Comes Around (early take)
    CD 4
  • 1 Where We'll Never Grow Old
  • 2 I Shall Not Be Moved
  • 3 I Am a Pilgrim
  • 4 Do Lord
  • 5 When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
  • 6 If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven
  • 7 I'll Fly Away
  • 8 Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
  • 9 Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
  • 10 When He Reached Down
  • 11 In the Sweet By and By
  • 12 I'm Bound for the Promised Land
  • 13 In the Garden
  • 14 Softly and Tenderly
  • 15 Just as I Am
    CD 5
  • 1 Delia's Gone
  • 2 Bird on a Wire
  • 3 Thirteen
  • 4 Rowboat
  • 5 The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)
  • 6 Rusty Cage
  • 7 Southern Accents
  • 8 The Mercy Seat
  • 9 Solitary Man
  • 10 Wayfaring Stranger
  • 11 One
  • 12 I Hung My Head
  • 13 The Man Comes Around
  • 14 We'll Meet Again
  • 15 Hurt