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Songwriter(s): Stephen Foster


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 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 bright 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.


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Gael Force (Single) Compilations 1997  
Gael Force Compilations 1997 Mary Black with DeDannan, Tommy Flemming, Maura O'Connell and Eleanor Shanley  
Collected Main Releases 1984
De Danann - Song for Ireland Other Artists 1983 Vocals: Mary Black