The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Kenn Henderson

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 Kenn’s YouTube channel for more info.

From Janis: Sadly, I don’t know Kenn personally, but someone sent me a link to his videos, and I loved that he always credits songwriters, something a lot of people forget to do! He says he’s 76 years old, and grew up during the 60’s. He learned guitar like many of us did then, by listening to all the folk performers he could find. I’m assuming he’s a self-taught autoharp player; he sure knows what he’s doing on the instrument! I love this version for its honesty, a hard thing to do when you know that “record” button is on. 

(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