Hard time killin' floor

(Nehemiah ĎSkipí James)


Hard time here and everywhere you go
Times is harder than ever before

And the people are drifting from door to door
Canít find no heaven, I donít care where they go

And you say you had money, you better be sure,
ĎCause these hard times will drive you from door to door

If I ever get off this killiní floor
Iíll never get down this low no more

Sing this song and I ainít gonna sing no more
Hard times will drive me from door to door

Hard times gonna drive me from door to door.

The original recording (1931) of Jamesí depression-song contained two more lines:

ďHear me tell you people, just before I go,
These hard times will kill you just dry long so.

Well, you hear me singiní my (blue?) lonesome song,
These hard times can last us so very long.Ē

[Solid Jive - Blues you can use.]

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