Hard Time Killing Floor Blues by Skip James
Hard Time Killing Floor Blues 3:23 Trk 11
Nehemiah Curtis 'Skip' James
Skip James - vocal, guitar and piano
Album: Blues From The Delta
From Vanguard 'Today!' album 1966
Vanguard Records CD 96517-2 1998
Hard time's is here
An ev'rywhere you go
Times are harder
Than th'ever been befo'
You know that people
They are driftin' from do' to do'
But they can't find no heaven
I don't care where they go
People, if I ever can get up
Off a-this old hard killin' flo'
Lord, I'll never get down
This low no mo'
Well, you hear me singin'
This old lonesome song
People, you know these hard times
Can't last us so long
Hm, hm-hm, oh Lord
You know, you'll say you had money
You better be sho'
But these hard times gon' kill you
Just drive a lonely soul
(guitar to end)