Stephen Foster - HARD TIMES COME AGAIN NO MORE

First performance: 23/03/2009


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 54 times:
 
all during the Working On A Dream Tour
 
2009-03-23 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
Rehearsal Show
 
2009-03-24 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
Rehearsal Show
 
2009-04-01 - HP PAVILION AT SAN JOSE, SAN JOSE
 
 
 
 
2009-04-03 - JOBING.COM ARENA, GLENDALE, AZ
2009-04-05 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX
2009-04-07 - BOK CENTER, TULSA, OK
2009-04-08 - TOYOTA CENTER, HOUSTON, TX
2009-04-10 - PEPSI CENTER, DENVER, CO
2009-04-15 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
2009-04-16 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
2009-04-21 - TD BANKNORTH GARDEN, BOSTON, MA
2009-04-22 - TD BANKNORTH GARDEN, BOSTON, MA
2009-04-24 - XL CENTER, HARTFORD, CT
2009-04-26 - PHILIPS ARENA, ATLANTA, GA
2009-04-28 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
2009-04-29 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
2009-05-02 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC
2009-05-04 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY
2009-05-05 - JOHN PAUL JONES ARENA, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
2009-05-07 - AIR CANADA CENTRE, TORONTO, ON
2009-05-08 - BRYCE JORDAN CENTER, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
2009-05-11 - XCEL ENERGY CENTER, ST. PAUL, MN
2009-05-12 - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL
2009-05-14 - TIMES UNION CENTER, ALBANY, NY
2009-05-15 - HERSHEYPARK STADIUM, HERSHEY, PA
2009-05-18 - VERIZON CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC
2009-05-19 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PA
2009-05-21 - IZOD CENTER, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2009-05-23 - IZOD CENTER, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2009-06-02 - RATINAN STADION, TAMPERE, FINLAND
2009-06-04 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
2009-06-05 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
2009-06-09 - KOENGEN, BERGEN, NORWAY
2009-06-13 - BONNAROO, GREAT STAGE PARK, MANCHESTER, TN
2009-06-27 - GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, WORTHY FARM, PILTON, ENGLAND
 
 
 
 
2009-07-02 - OLYMPIASTADION, MUNICH, GERMANY
2009-07-03 - COMMERZBANK-ARENA, FRANKFURT, GERMANY
2009-07-08 - MCH ARENA HERNING, HERNING, DENMARK
2009-07-11 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND
2009-07-14 - HAMPDEN PARK, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
2009-08-19 - COMCAST THEATRE, HARTFORD, CT
2009-08-22 - COMCAST CENTER, MANSFIELD, MA
2009-09-12 - FORD AMPHITHEATRE, TAMPA, FL
2009-09-13 - BANKATLANTIC CENTER, SUNRISE, FL
2009-09-16 - BI-LO CENTER, GREENVILLE, SC
2009-09-20 - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL
2009-09-21 - WELLS FARGO ARENA, DES MOINES, IA
2009-09-30 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2009-11-02 - VERIZON CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC
2009-11-03 - TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA, CHARLOTTE, NC
2009-11-13 - THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS, AUBURN HILLS, MI
2009-11-20 - 1ST MARINER ARENA, BALTIMORE, MD
 

Songinfo

"Hard Times Come Again No More" (sometimes, "Hard Times") is an American parlor song written by Stephen Foster. It was published in New York by Firth, Pond & Co. in 1854 as Foster's Melodies No. 28. Well-known and popular in its day, both in America and Europe, the song asks the fortunate to consider the plight of the less fortunate and ends with one of Foster's favorite images: "a pale drooping maiden".The first audio recording was a wax cylinder by the Edison Manufacturing Company (Edison Gold Moulded 9120) in 1905. It has been recorded and performed numerous times since. The song is Roud Folk Song Index #2659. A satirical version about soldier's food was popular in the American Civil War, "Hard Tack Come Again No More".
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Let us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tears
While brace against the hard wind at our door
There's a song that will linger forever in our ears
Woah, hard times come again no more

It's the song of the tired and the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around door
Woah, hard times come again no more

While we seek mirth and beauty, and music light and gay
There are frail forms waiting at the door
Though their voices are silent, their pleading looks say
"Oh, hard times come again no more"

It's the song of the tired and the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around door
Woah, hard times come again no more
Soozie!

It's the song of the tired and the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around door
Ho, hard times come again no more
Oh, hard times come again no more
Oh, hard times come again no more
Oh, hard times come again no more