The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Ian Kagimbo with John Bowman

Listen to or download the song.

Play this on the jukebox and listen to a lot of other versions too.
You can also download all the different musical versions, in the order they went up.

Check Ian’s Facebook page for more info.
Check John Bowman’s Facebook page for more info.
Visit The Stables website.

Ian Kagimbo: vocals
John Bowman: piano

From Janis: Hailing from Uganda, Ian Kagimbo worked with Northampton pianist & arranger John Bowman to create this version of “Better Times Will Come”. Meeting through John’s involvement with The Stables Theatre in Wavendon, UK, the two artists surmounted intermittent power outages and limited Internet access in Kampala to bring us this version. I consider it a testament to the power of art, and all artists, that we can still make beautiful music regardless of circumstance. Welcome to the project, Ian! (Great name choice, too!!)

(Janis Ian)

Better times, better times will come.
Better times, better times will come.
When this world learns to live as one,
oh, better times will come

When we greet each dawn without fear
knowing loved ones soon will be near
When the winds of war
cannot blow any more
Oh, better times will come


Though we live each day as our last
we know someday soon it will pass
We will dance, we will sing
in that never-ending spring
Oh, better times will come