Today's Song Dedicated to Joplin, Missouri: James Taylor and Yo-Yo Ma, "Hard Times Come Again No More"

Today's Song Dedicated to Joplin, Missouri: James Taylor and Yo-Yo Ma, "Hard Times Come Again No More"

Denver-Music.com now has a series called "Song of the Day."  Some of the songs you may have heard, others you may have not.  This series will try to help you, the music fan, in finding some new artists, or give you a chance to listen to a song you've hopefully already grown to love.  It will also bring an opportunity to buy some CD's, and give the information you'll need to see some of the featured artist's shows when they come around your area. 

Colorado is very fortunate to be a fixture for many talented musicians as they make their way across the country on tour, and has incredible venues in which music fans can see shows, like Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Ogden Theatre, the Denver Fillmore, the Bluebird Theater, the Fox Theatre, and the Boulder Theater, to name a few.  Many of the songs will be by artists who will be making their way to the venues near you. 

Also, if you have a song you'd like to see as the "Song of the Day" leave it at the comment section of this page or send me a Facebook message, or contact me via Twitter.  Also, "Like" the Denver Music Facebook Page for you chance to get a free ticket to the sold-out June 15th, Mumford and Sons show at the Fillmore, in Denver.  I'll do my best to accommodate your song requests.  I hope you like the new series, and enjoy their music as much as I do.

Today's "Song of the Day" is dedicated to all those affected by the horrific tornado in Joplin, Missouri.  The devastation and descrution is beyond saddening, and the videos and pictures are surreal.  A person would think they came from a movie, and not from a city in the Midwest.

Usually when a disaster of this magnitude hits, it always seems so far away, but it really brings things into perspective when you know people directly affected by the tragedy.  My heart goes out to all the people of Joplin, and hope for much better days ahead.

The people of Joplin are in need of help, and right now, the best way is to donate to the American Red Cross Greater Ozarks Regional Chapter.  There are many ways in which to donate, and will be a crucial means in getting the city and its people back on their feet.

Today's song goes out to them.  The song is called, "Hard Times Comes Around No More," was written by Stephen Foster in 1854, and is performed by the talented, James Taylor and Yo-Yo Ma.

As the lyrics state, hopefully, "Oh hard times come again no more."  The song starts,

 "Let us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tears,
While we all sup sorrow with the poor;

There's a song that will linger forever in our ears;

Oh hard times come again no more.

Tis the song, the sigh of the weary,
Hard Times, hard times, come again no more

Many days you have lingered around my cabin door;

Oh hard times come again no more.

While we seek mirth and beauty and music bright and gay,
There are frail forms waiting at the door;

Though their voices are silent, their haunting looks will say

Oh hard times come again no more..."

Again, if you can, donate to the American Red Cross Greater Ozarks Regional Chapter.  Keep those in Joplin, Missouri, in your thoughts and prayers.