If I Had a Hammer

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Pete Seeger

Peter "Pete" Seeger (born May 3, 1919) is an iconic American folk singer. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of The Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, and environmental causes. more »

If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning 
I'd hammer in the evening, all over this land 
I'd hammer out danger, I'd hammer out a warning 
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land 

If I had a bell, I'd ring it in the morning 
I'd ring it in the evening, all over this land 
I'd ring it in danger, I'd ring out a warning 
I'd ring in love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land 
If I had a song, I'd sing it in the morning 
I'd sing it in the evening, all over this land 
I'd sing it in danger, I'd sing out a warning 
I'd sing in love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land 
Well I got a hammer and I got a bell 
And I got a song to sing all over this land 
It's the hammer of justice, it's the bell of freedom 
It's a song about love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land

Written by: LEE HAYS, PETE SEEGER

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If I Had a Hammer