Hard Times Come Again No More
From Plank Road Publishingarr. Mike Wilson
Written in 1855 by legendary songwriter Stephen Foster, this song's popularity grew after the onset of the American Civil War in 1861. As the war lingered on, the song was adopted as a campground song because of the obvious appropriateness of the lyrics.
We offer the song here with a 2-part vocal arrangement and instrumentation representative of the Civil War Era. You'll hear guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, hammer dulcimer, dobro, snare drum, and - though you wouldn't have heard them on the campground - an acoustic bass and piano. A roomful of strings takes front row on the repeat verse to give it more of a movie flavor. We picked two of the more commonly used verses.
The kit also includes isolated rehearsal tracks for part 1 and part 2, a well as an a cappella version for practice, inspiration, or just listening. (from Music K-8, Vol. 21, No. 3)
(Run time: 2:22)
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