I will admit I had not heard this song before until I heard a new cover about a month or two ago. Or at least I don’t remember hearing it. When I went looking for a video of that version I found out that this is an old Stephen Foster song covered by many artists since Foster wrote it in 1854.
‘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.
I really like this cover by Mavis Stapes, but if you get a chance check out Andrea von Kampen’s cover, the one that drew me to the song. It’s a very different version, but so lovely.