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Times a-Getting Hard

Pete Seeger
Language: English



[1955]
Scritta da Lee Hays (1914-1981) a partire da una canzone popolare americana il cui ritornello (“Take my true love by the hand
...”) è riportato da Carl Sandburg nella sua raccolta “The American Songbag”, pubblicata nel 1927.
In vari dischi di Pete Seeger, a cominciare da “Pete Seeger at the Village Gate with Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon” pubblicato dalla Folkways Records nel 1959.
In seguito molte versioni del brano furono offerte da altri artisti, come Lonnie Donegan e The Limeliters.

Pete Seeger at the Village Gate with Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon
Times are getting hard, boys
Money's getting scarce
If times don't get much better, boys
Gonna leave this place

Take my true love by her hand
Lead her thru the town
Saying good-bye to everyone
Good-bye to everyone

Take my bible from the bed
Shotgun from the wall
Take old Sal and hitch her up
The wagon for to haul

Times are getting hard, boys
Money's getting scarce
If times don't get much better, boys
Gonna leave this place

Pile the chairs and beds up high
Let nothing drag the ground
Sal can pull and we can push
We're bound to leave this town

Made a crop a year ago
It withered to the ground
Tried to get some credit but
The banker turned me down

Times are getting hard, boys
Money's getting scarce
If things don't get no better, boys
Gonna leave this place

I'm goin' to Californ-i-ay
Where everything is green
Goin' to have the best ole farm
That you have ever seen

Take my true love by the hand
Lead her thru the town
Saying good-bye to everyone
Good-bye to everyone

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2016/4/28 - 16:24



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