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Chord Req: Hard, Ain't It Hard (Guthrie)

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BOUND FOR GLORY
CLEAN-O
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DO RE MI
DUST PNEUMONIA
EL DO RE MI
GAMBLER
HARD TRAVELIN'
HARD, AIN'T IT HARD
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I AIN'T GOT NO HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
I'M GONNA MAIL MYSELF TO YOU
JACKHAMMER JOHN
JESUS CHRIST
JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM
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LUDLOW MASSACRE
MEAN TALKING BLUES
MRS. ROOSEVELT
NINE HUNDRED MILES
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PASTURES OF PLENTY
POOR LAZARUS
PRETTY BOY FLOYD
RAMBLING ROUND
RANGER'S COMMAND
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ROLL ON THE DAY
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SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
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THE LADIES' AUXILIARY
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THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
THOSE BROWN EYES
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GUEST,in harmony 17 May 07 - 11:03 PM
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Joe Offer 18 May 07 - 01:20 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Hard, Ain't It Hard (Guthrie)
From: GUEST,in harmony
Date: 17 May 07 - 11:03 PM

anyone have chords and lyrics for Woody Guthrie's Hard, Aint it Hard? Thanks


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Hard, Ain't It Hard (Guthrie)
From: GUEST,Don Meixner
Date: 17 May 07 - 11:33 PM

Just Google most folk titles and add "Chords"
Thats all I did here.






C         F
First time I seen my         true love
C         G7
He was walkin' by my         door
        C
The         last time I saw
        F
His         false hearted smile
G7         C
Dead on his coolin'         board.

Chorus:
        F
It's hard and it's hard ain't it         hard
        C         G7
To         love one that never did love         you
C         F
Hard and it's hard ain't it         hard, great God,
        G7         C
To         love one that never will be         true.

There is a house in this old town,
That's where my true love lays around.
Takes other women right down on his knee
Tells them a tale that he won't tell me.

Don't go to drinkin' and to gamblin',
Don't go there your sorrows to drown.
This hard-liquor place is a low-down disgrace,
The meanest damn place in this town.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Hard, Ain't It Hard (Guthrie)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 18 May 07 - 12:50 AM

I think those chords have jumped about some in the chorus. They should be where the gaps are.

It's (C) hard and it's hard ain't it (F)hard
      
To (C) love one that never did love (G7) you

(C) Hard and it's hard ain't it(F) hard, great God,
      
To (C)love one that (G7) never will be (C) true.

Robyn


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Hard, Ain't It Hard (Guthrie)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 May 07 - 01:20 AM

I tried to fix Don's spacing by using a monospace font, but that didn't work, either. Where'd you find it, Don?
-Joe-

Here are the chords from the Folksinger's Word Book. They're more-or-less the same as Don & Robyn, but this is in the Key of D.


HARD, AIN'T IT HARD
(Woody Guthrie)
 
 D                   G
First time I seen my true love
D                   A7
He was walkin' by my door
      D                   G
The last time I seen his false hearted smile
A7                         D
He was dead on the barroom floor

                                    G
It's hard and it's hard, ain't it hard
    D                           A7
To love one that never did love you
D                            G
Hard and it's hard, ain't it hard, great God,
    A7                           D
To love one that never will be true.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Hard, Ain't It Hard (Guthrie)
From: GUEST,in harmony
Date: 18 May 07 - 01:51 AM

thanks all.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Hard, Ain't It Hard (Guthrie)
From: DonMeixner
Date: 18 May 07 - 01:16 PM

As I said I googled it and cut and pasted. I didn't try it out last night as I should have. I was just too tired. I mowed my Mom's lawn for her. It is a lot bigger lawn at 56 than it was at 16 I can tell you.

Don


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Hard, Ain't It Hard (Guthrie)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 May 07 - 08:51 PM

Hi, Don - it's always best to cite your source when you copy-paste.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Hard, Ain't It Hard (Guthrie)
From: Q
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 01:27 PM

The Almanac Singers varied the verses a bit from concert to concert. Here are two versions:

Hard, Ain't It Hard
1
Hard, aint it hard
To love one who never did love you.
Hard, ain't it hard, ain't it hard, great god
To love one that never would be true.
2
It was late last night when my true love came home
He was a-knocking on my door
I got up in a fit of jealousy and I said
True love, don't come here anymore.
3
Hard, ain't it hard
To love one who never did love you
Hard, ain't it hard, great god,
To love one that never could be true.
4
The first time I seen my true love
He was a-knocking at my door
The last time I seen his hard-hearted smile
He was lyin' dead on the floor.

Chorus

5
Don't go to drinkin' and gamblin'
Don't go there your sorrows to drown
This hard liquor place is a low-down digrace
It's the mesnest bad place in this town.

Chorus
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Hard, Ain't It Hard
Almanac Singers (Guthrie, Lee Hays, Millard Lampell, Pete Seeger)

1
There is a house in this old town,
And that's where my true love lays around,
And he takes other women right down on his knee
And he tells them a little tale he won't tell me.
2
Hard, ain't it hard, ain't it hard
To love one that never did love you?
It's a-hard, and it's hard, ain't it hard, great god,
To love one that never will be true/
3
First time I seen my true love
He was walkin' by my door.
Last time I seen his false-hearted smile
He was dead on his coolin' board.
4
Don't go to drinkin' and gamblin',
Don't go there your sorrows to drown,
That hard-liquor place is a low-down disgrace,
It's the meanest damn place in this town.
5
Well, who's goin' to kiss your ruby lips,
And who's goin' to hold you to their breast?
And who will talk your future over
While I'm ramblin' in the west?

http://www.woodyguthrie.de/hard.html

Sod-Buster Ballads, Gen. 5019B.
Lyrics above from Bear Family Records, BCD 15720 JL, 1996, p. 88.

Woody Guthrie can be heard singing solo on youtube, from Asch records V. 1, 1944.


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