If I Had A Hammer

Lyrics: Pete Seegers
Music: Pete Seeger

Played at a Hart Valley Drifters' concert in November 1962. It's the final song on the circulating tape and is introduced as "For our final group, Dean Hammer and his Nails". I suspect this may be a joke and that there's no change of who's playing (including Jerry Garcia).

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 out danger
I'd ring out a warning
I'd ring out 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 world
I'd sing out danger
I'd sing out a warning
I'd sing out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land

Well we got a hammer
And I've got a bell
And I've got a song to sing
All over this land
It's the hammer of justice
It's the bell of freedom
It's the song about love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land

It's the hammer of justice
It's the bell of freedom
It's the song about love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land

 


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