Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hard Times Come Again No More

This was sung last night on the Relief for Haiti program by Mary J Blige. This version is by Nanci Griffith. Did not know it was originally written by Stephen Foster during the civil war.
It has been recorded by many Wikipedia lists many of them http://

Stephen Foster's original lyrics:

Let us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tears,
While we all sup sorrow with the poor;
There's a song that will linger forever in our ears;
Oh Hard times come again no more.
Tis the song, the sigh of the weary,
Hard Times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around my cabin door;
Oh hard times come again no more.
While we seek mirth and beauty and music light and gay,
There are frail forms fainting at the door;
Though their voices are silent, their pleading looks will say
Oh hard times come again no more.
There's a pale drooping maiden who toils her life away,
With a worn heart whose better days are o'er:
Though her voice would be merry, 'tis sighing all the day,
Oh hard times come again no more.
Tis a sigh that is wafted across the troubled wave,
Tis a wail that is heard upon the shore
Tis a dirge that is murmured around the lowly grave
Oh hard times come again no more.

Friday, January 15, 2010

AIMA Winter Conference

Attended a wonderful Winter Conference of the Alabama Instructional Media Association today. Theme was Promoting Your Library. Breakout sessions were helpful. Attended one on the FLIP camera, one on Signage using Microsoft Publisher, and one of the Encyclopedia of Alabama.

Here is the link

Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free resource. Visit it and look around