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​Hard Times Blues

This song is by Buddy Moss and appears on the compilation album Buddy Moss Vol. 1 1933 (1992) and on the compilation Ain't Times Hard: Political and Social Comment in the Blues (2008).

Hard times hard times, how long are you going to stay?
Hard times hard times, how long are you going to stay?
I'm here today, tomorrow I may be gone away

You keep me worried and bothered and you 'bout to make me lose my mind
You keep me worried and bothered and you 'bout to make me lose my mind
You have caused the woman I love to go away and leave me behind

When I was makin' money, my baby treated me like a dog
When I was makin' money, my baby treated me like a dog
And hard times come along, and left me without a job

I bought me a horse and wagon, to sell some wood and coal
I bought me a horse and wagon, to sell some wood and coal
I done hollered so much, I done wore my tonsils sore

I haven't got one penny, the rent man is standing at my door
I haven't got one penny, the rent man is standing at my door
I think I'll give it up, and let hard times take its own toll