The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Muriel Anderson

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 Muriel’s website, Facebook page, Instagram page, YouTube channel, Truefire page and Twitter feed for more info.

Muriel Anderson, harp guitar and voice
Brad Cole, engineer

From Janis: Muriel Anderson has been a driving force among female guitarists since she began composing her own pieces at the age of five. The first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, she’s also a much-published contributor to magazines like Guitar Player and Frets Magazine, and a favorite of my own very-much-missed friend, the great Chet Atkins. After founding Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night, she moved on to start the Music for Life Alliance charit. Her other projects are even more varied than my own – right now, she’s doing a virtual reality concert from a sailboat, and a cookbook with music for each recipe! We could use more like her.  

(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