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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


Hard Times Come Again No More

Hard Times Come Again No More

In the style of the R&B legend Mavis Staples, here is a treble arrangement of the classic American parlor song.

Voicing: SSA



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


Various : Romantic Duets : Duet : Songbook : 073999156003 : 0793512409 : 50504300

Various : Romantic Duets

Art song duets compiled by master artists Evelyn Lear and Thomas Stewart. Contents: Abendlied (Mendelssohn) - Ai-Doo-Doo (Gretchaninov) - Hard Times Come Again No More - Kolibelnaya (Gretchaninov) - Maiglockchen und die Blumelein - Mignon und der Harfner (Schubert) - Moznost (DvorŠk) - Pastorale (Saint-SaŽns) - SchŲn Blumelein (Schumann) - Slavikovsky Polecko Maly - So wahr die Sonne scheinet - Weg der Liebe (Brahms).

Songlist: Slavikovsky Polecko Maly, Hard Times Come Again No More, Mignon Und Der Harfner(Schubert), Maiglockchen Und Die Blumelein, Abendlied (Mendelssohn), Schon Blumelein (Schumann), So wahr die Sonne scheinet, Weg Der Liebe (Brahms), Moznost (Dvorak), Kolibelnaya (Gretschaninow), Ai-Doo-Doo (Gretschaninow), Pastorale (Saint-Saens), Slavikovsky Polecko Maly, Hard Times Come Again No More, Mignon Und Der Harfner(Schubert), Maiglockchen Und Die Blumelein, Abendlied (Mendelssohn), Schon Blumelein (Schumann), So wahr die Sonne scheinet, Weg Der Liebe (Brahms), Moznost (Dvorak), Kolibelnaya (Gretschaninow), Ai-Doo-Doo (Gretschaninow), Pastorale (Saint-Saens)

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Voicing: Duet | 10858b | Songbook | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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Hard Times Come Again No More : SSA : Audrey Snyder : Stephen C. Foster : Songbook : 00396993 : 196288034148

Audrey Snyder : Hard Times Come Again No Morenew

In the style of the R&B legend Mavis Staples, here is a treble arrangement of the classic American parlor song.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Stephen C. Foster

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00396993


Hard Times Come Again No More : TTBB : Alice Parker : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 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 : SATB : Shawn Kirchner : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 48024874 : 840126916393

Shawn Kirchner : Hard Times Come Again No More

A banjo-like piano accompaniment and expressive fiddle stylings lend folk authenticity to this plaintive and moving choral setting of Stephen Foster's classic song Hard Times Come Again No More. the text is set in simplicity and in fullness, by turns, as the expression of the words demand, with individual vocal parts always retaining a naturalness of line that create a rich, harmonic composite when combined with the orther parts.

Arranger: Shawn Kirchner | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48024874

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