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​Hard Ain't It Hard

This song is by Ramblin' Jack Elliott and appears on the compilation album Best Of The Vanguard Years (2000).

This song is a cover of "Hard, Ain't It Hard" by ​Woody Guthrie.
There is a house in this old town
That's where my true love lays around
And he takes other women right down on his knee
And he tells them a little tale he won't tell me

Hard and it's hard, ain't it hard
To love one that never could love you?
It's a-hard, and it's hard, ain't it hard, great God
Just to love one that never will be true?

Don't go to drinkin' or gamblin'
Don't go there your sorrows to drown
That hard-liquor place is a low-down disgrace
It's the meanest damn place in this town

Hard and it's hard, ain't it hard
To love one that never could love you?
It's a-hard, and it's hard, ain't it hard, great God
Just to love one that never will be true?

Who's goin' to kiss your ruby lips
And who's goin' to hold you to his breast?
And who will talk your future over
While I'm out ramblin' in the West?

Well it's hard and it's hard, ain't it hard
To love one that never could love you?
It's a-hard, and it's hard, ain't it hard, great God
Just to love one that never will be true?

Written by:

Woody Guthrie