Who Sang Hard Times? Eric Clapton

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Some other versions of "Hard Times"
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ray Charles
release date: 1989-10-23
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Rhythm & Blues/Classic Rock
length: 3:15
producer: Russ Titelman
membranophone: Steve Ferrone
piano: Greg Phillinganes
vocal: Eric Clapton
trumpet: Jon Faddis
mixer: Steve "Barney" Chase
engineer: Dave Wittman, Jack Joseph-Puig, Steve "Barney" Chase and Dave O'Donnell
bass: Nathan East
alto saxophone: Hank Crawford
guitar: John Tropea and Eric Clapton
tenor saxophone: David “Fathead” Newman
baritone saxophone: Ronnie Cuber
horn arranger: Arif Mardin
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
instrument: Lew Soloff
My mother told me
'Fore she passed away
Said son when I'm gone
Don't forget to pray

'Cause there'll be hard times
Lord those hard times
Who knows better than I?

Well I soon found out
Just what she meant
When I had to pawn my clothes
Just to pay the rent

Talkin' 'bout hard times
Lord those hard times
Who knows better than I?

I had a woman
Who was always around
But when I lost my money
She put me down

Talkin' 'bout hard times
Hard times
Yeah, yeah, who knows better than I?

One of these days
There'll be no more sorrow
When I pass away

And no more hard times
No more hard times
Yeah, yeah, who knows better than I?

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Pretending
  • 2 Anything for Your Love
  • 3 Bad Love
  • 4 Running on Faith
  • 5 Hard Times
  • 6 Hound Dog
  • 7 No Alibis
  • 8 Run So Far
  • 9 Old Love
  • 10 Breaking Point
  • 11 Lead Me On
  • 12 Before You Accuse Me

  • Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075992607414
    script: Latin