no hard times lyrics – merle haggard

i got a barrel of flour lord i got a bucket of lard
i got a barrel of flour lord i got a bucket of lard
i ain’t got no blues got chickens in my backyard.

got corn in my crib cotton growin’ in my patch
i got corn in my crib cotton growin’ in my patch
i got that old hen a sittin’ waitin’ for that old hen to hatch
yodel lyee-oh hard time blues.

i’m gonna hitch up my mule and take a holt of my line
i’m gonna hitch up my mule and take a holt of my line
i can’t be bothered with all those old hard times.

oh, go ahead and pick one now.

i’m gonna build me a shanty lord i’m gonna settle down
i’m gonna build me a shanty lord i’m gonna settle down
get me a corn fed mama and lordy quit a runnin round.

here he comes.

i can make more money with my pick and plow
i can make more money with my pick and plow
with my one-eyed mule and my good ole jersey cow.

yodel lyee-oh hard time blues…

/ merle haggard lyrics