“Hard times come again no more”

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Please listen to
“Hard times come again no more”
Arlo Guthrie and Jim Wilson
featuring Vanessa Bryan

Arlo 1

We’re not so different

We all have suffered, have had hard times

We have  all worked our way up or are trying

We’re all in this together

Arlo 2


Tip o’ the hat to Tim Gallagher, who is not too young to feel Arlo Guthrie the way his parents did.

2 thoughts on ““Hard times come again no more”

  1. Speaking of old for tunes that are still 100% in tune with current times, how about Woody Guthrie’s ‘Plane Wreck At Los Gatos Canyon’ [aka ‘Deportees’]

    Almost all of Buffy Ste. Marie’s wonderful, ground-breaking work. [Try ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thy People You’re Dying’]

  2. Thank you. That was beautiful, poetic, inspiring, and emotional. Wonderful photography. Tears at the end. I love Arlo.

    I saw Arlo for the first time years ago at Musikfest, in the field behind Moravian lower campus. sitting on a blanket close to the stage, with friends, drinking wine. It was a sultry evening, threatening rain, but Arlo did 4 encores. Finally, he said “Even I can’t hold off the rain any longer” and bowed off the stage. And then it POURED.  Best concert I’ve ever been to.

    Except when I saw Arlo and Pete Seeger at a park in New Jersey a couple of years later.

    I play Alice’s Restaurant every Thanksgiving.

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