Thank you Sue and Gail for your comments. This song has a lot of feeling and is easy to play. I love all of Steven Foster's work. Since I am more familiar with guitar, I like using a guitar rhythm. I am still learning the dulcimer so always learn the melody notes first, then add chords later. This song is nice for that. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Here is Everything Dulcimer's tab: http://www.everythingdulcimer.com/tab/Hard%20Times.pdf
Another nice sounding dulcimer. I am enjoying the Dogwood 33 that I bought from you. I would like to learn that tune.
One of my favorite songs...! this is great Jack..
Nice playing and nice dulcimer Jack!
Thanks for the comments. Wormy chestnut does make for a beautiful instrument.
Jack, that dulcimer looks gorgeous! Thanks for posting.
Works great when the hands are dry and cracked.
I love building dulcimers, but woodworking is rough on the hands.
Another nice one Jack . By the way, did you injure your thumb?