1. In the days when I was
hard up for the want of
food and fare I used to
tie my shoes up with
Mr. J. L. little bits of wire.
sang these Hard up, hard up I never
songs. shall forget hard up, hard
See note up I may be happy yet
at end of Hard up, hard up I never
"Merry shall forget in the days
Old when I was hard up
Farmers' and you see I’m hard up
2. Ofttimes I’ve been cast
upon a rock without a single
meal oftimes beat the devil
for attempting me to steal. Chorus.
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