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Hard Times Come Again No More

Music by Stephen Foster

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".

    Release Date: 1854


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Charles Beale : Popular Voiceworks 2 : SATB : Songbook & 2 CDs : 9780193368941 : 9780193368941

Charles Beale : Popular Voiceworks 2

Following the outstanding success of book 1, Popular Voiceworks 2 is a second collection of jazzy and popular songs in the highly practical Voiceworks format. Packed with songs in a huge range of styles, the collection provides exciting new material written by the authors as well as choral arrangements of favourites such as 'Ain't no stoppin' us now', 'Feelin' good', and 'Bang the drum all day'. The accompanying CDs include stylish performances of all the songs, together with backings for most. This all adds up to a fabulous resource for all young and young-at-heart singing groups!

Songlist: Goin' up the ladder, Shallow Brown, We shall not be moved, Sing Love, Not when lights are low, City Lights, What they say, Good news, the chariot's comin', I'm Walkin, Harvest Rain, Bang the Drum All Day, Ner Li, Contagious, Scarborough Fair, Hard times come again no more, Fight the Power, You Got It!, Guiding Light, Gonna make a wish, Blues in B flat, Feelin' Good, Joyful, joyful, Retweet, Ain't no stoppin' us now, Falling Slowly, Fly, Everybody Rejoice, Here's where I stand

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Voicing: SATB | 2718b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $59.95


Elaine Schmidt : First 15 Lessons - Voice (Pop Singers' Edition) : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680720216 : 1540013847 : 00254122

Elaine Schmidt : First 15 Lessons - Voice (Pop Singers' Edition)

The First 15 Lessons series provides a step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs! Designed for self-teaching or for use with an instructor, you'll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, learning the basics of the instrument and music reading while practicing the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts within. Must-know instruction so you can start playing right away, with a free online metronome! The voice book features lessons on: full-body singing, breathing, finding your voice, vocal warmups, the vocal break, caring for your voice, diction, music literacy, building skills, working on a song, dealing with nerves and more. Includes vocal lines from 12 songs: At Last - Cups (When I'm Gone) - Danny Boy - Georgia on My Mind - Give My Regards to Broadway - Hallelujah - Hard Times Come Again No More - Homeward Bound - I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares for Me) - Scarborough Fair - The Skye Boat Song - You Raise Me Up.

Songlist: At Last, Danny Boy, Hallelujah, You Raise Me Up, Scarborough Fair, Homeward Bound, Give My Regards To Broadway, Skye Boat Song, Cups (When I'm Gone), Georgia On My Mind, Hard Times Come Again No More, I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me)

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Voicing: Solo | 40152b | Songbook & Online Audio | $9.95


Ambassadors of Harmony : Sing, Sing, Sing : 00  1 CD : Jim Henry

Ambassadors of Harmony : Sing, Sing, Sing

The Ambassadors of Harmony is Barbershop in grand form. Boasting premier talent, great versatility, and proven diligence, they shine as brightly as their medals won from numerous International Chorus competitions. This particular effort titled "Sing Sing Sing", the Louis Prima title track, is seasoned with Traditionals of the Jazz, Americana, English and Folk kind. Upon hearing, it is very easy to detect how much fun these guys are having. Sometimes certain music is best seen live, and it is roaringly apparent that this group is an incredible sight to see. These men sing with so much expression, you might feel you are right there in the audience. "That Old Black Magic," made famous by the Suntones, "The Heather on the Hill" by Loerner and Lowe, "Hard Times Come Again No More", by Stephen Foster are songs included in this new release. Directed by David Wright and Gas House Gang's Jim Henry.

Songlist: That Old Black Magic, Sing, Sing, Sing, The Heather On The Hill, What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?, Let's Get Away From It All, My Wonderful One, Royal Garden Blues, South Rampart Street Parade, Orange Colored Sky, Mississippi Mud, Hard Times Come Again No More, When I Lift Up My Head, Betelehemu

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5964c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Dale Warland Singers : Blue Wheat : 00  1 CD : Dale Warland : AME122

Dale Warland Singers : Blue Wheat

The 49-strong Dale Warland Singers, directed by the renowned Dale Warland, bring us 19 beautiful traditional American songs and spirituals, recorded at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Paul, Minnesota. There is some light accompaniment on a few songs, with harp, oboe and bass. The liner notes are extensive, with histories and words for each song. All the songs are wonderful, but some of our favorites are: "Oh, Shenandoah," "Skip to my Lou," "Soldier, Soldier Won't You Marry Me?," "Red River Valley," "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair," "Single Girl," "Buffalo Gals," "The Water Is Wide" and "Black Sheep." Another classic collection from Dale Warland!

Songlist: Oh, Shenandoah, He's Goin' Away, Skip to My Lou, Steal Away, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Soldier, Soldier Won't You Marry Me?, Pretty Saro, Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier, Black is the Color, Red River Valley, Nelly Bly, My Lord, What a Mornin', Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, Hard Times Come Again No More, Single Girl, Deep River, Buffalo Gals, The Water is Wide, Black Sheep

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6403c | 1 CD | $15.98


Eclipse 6 : Think Twice : 00  1 CD

Eclipse 6 : Think Twice

These six talented young men met at Utah State University, won the 2001 Pacific NW Regional of the Harmony Sweeps and wowed the audience here at the 2001 Finals. They also won the 2002 Rocky Mountain Regionals and were great at the Finals. They were featured at the opening and closing Winter Olympics ceremonies. "Think" is their second excellent CD, after the 2001 release "Once." 11 songs: "Live It On Up," "Keep Pushin' On," the title tune, the Yes hit "Owner of a Lonely Heart," the wonderfully-done "Heaven's Eyes," "Ashes," "Close To Me," "Pouring Rain," "My Maria," "Kick Back, Relax" and Stephen C. Foster's "Hard Times Come Again No More." Strong, innovative arrangements by second tenor Patrick Rose, and some of the smoothest vocal percussion we've heard. Extensive, full-color liner notes with bios, photos and all lyrics. These guys say they're ready to join the a cappella elite, we couldn't agree more!

Songlist: Live It On Up, Keep Pushin' On, Think Twice, Owner of A Lonely Heart, Heaven's Eyes, Ashes, Close to me, Pouring Rain, My Maris, Kick Back, Relax, Hard Times Come Again No More

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6991c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Hard Times Come Again No More : TTBB : Alice Parker : Stephen Foster :  1 CD : WW1546 : 888680062569

Alice Parker : Hard Times Come Again No More

One of the sweetest of Stephen Foster's songs, balancing nostalgia with heartfelt lament. Seems made for male chorus, with the kind of piano or guitar accompaniment that would've been found in 19th century homes. Very accessible vocal writing with a simple accompaniment makes this a fantastic option for every men's chorus.

Arranger: Alice Parker | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1546


Hard Times Come Again No More : SATB divisi : Gerald Custer : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 00125124 : 884088988241

Gerald Custer : Hard Times Come Again No More

The words and melodies American song writer Stephen Foster exemplify our nation in the 19th century. Dr. Gerald Custer has maintained that character in this madrigal-like setting. The heart from a time gone by sings through in warmth and sincerity. Good high school choirs, college and community ensembles will jump at the chance to program this gem.

Arranger: Gerald Custer | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00125124


Hard Times Come Again No More : TTBB : Donald Moore : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 00-SV8938 : 029156150841

Donald Moore : Hard Times Come Again No More

Arranger: Donald Moore | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-SV8938

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