歌：トーマス・ハンプソン Thomas Hampson
"Hard Times Come Again No More," (sometimes, "Hard Times") is an American parlor song written by Stephen Foster.
It was published in New York by Firth, Pond & Co. in 1854 as Foster's Melodies No. 28. Well-known and popular in its day, both in America and Europe, the song asks the fortunate to consider the plight of the less fortunate and ends with one of Foster's favorite images: "a pale drooping maiden". Foster's own life ended in abject penury, which adds to the poignancy of the lyrics.
The first audio recording was a wax cylinder by the Edison Manufacturing Company (Edison Gold Moulded 9120) in 1905. It has been recorded and performed numerous times since.