We Sure Got Hard Times — Barbecue Bob

We Sure Got Hard Times -- Barbecue Bob

Got a song to sing you
And it’s no excuse
I’ve got a song to sing you
And it’s no excuse
And it sure is the devil
I believe he’s got a-loose

You want a drink of liquor
You think it’s awful nice
When you want a drink of liquor
And you think it’s awful nice
You put your hand in your pocket
And you ain’t got the price

You heard about a job
Now you is on your way
You heard about a job
Now you is on your way
Twenty men out for the same job
All in the same old day

Hard times, hard times
We got hard times now
Hard times, hard times
We’ve sure got hard times now
Just think and think about it
We’ve got hard times now

You started in moochin’
But your mooching’s in vain
You started in to moochin’
But your mooching’s in vain
Be careful with yourself
You’ll get a ball and chain

Lard and bacon
Goin’ to a dollar a pound
Well, lard and bacon
Goin’ to a dollar a pound
Cotton has started to sellin’
But it keeps goin’ down and down

Just before election
You was talkin’ how you was going to vote
Just before election
You was talkin’ how you was going to vote
And after election was over
Your head down like a billy goat

Hard times, hard times
We got hard times now
Hard times, hard times
We’ve sure got hard times now
Just think and think about it
We’ve got hard times now

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Brian V. Lee provides bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, business turnaround, and litigation services to clients in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Brian was the Washington, D.C. state chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2016 to 2018.