The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Ulrika Bibb (Swedish)

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.

Read some of her story in this review of her most recent duo album with Eric.

Ulrika Bibb – vocal
Eric Bibb – guitar
Christer Lyssarides – mandola

From Janis: I met Ulrika through her husband, Eric Bibb, and adored her immediately. Funny, smart, talented as all get-out. Coming from a musical family, she’d still never sung “professionally” before meeting Eric; instead she’d worked as an “assistant nurse” with the elderly for about 25 years. Shortly before the release party for their duo album, “Pray Sing Love”, she was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue. She didn’t know whether she’d be able to sing again, so in many ways the message of gratitude on the album brings her beautiful rendition full circle – because she certainly can sing! You can find this wonderful album on their site, and enjoy the video and mp3 of it right here. 

(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