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Friday, February 3, 2017

Old Protest Song Seems New Again


      For some odd reason, I woke up this morning with this old Pete Seeger song in my head.  The words used to seem kind of corny, but in this new political climate they seem oddly appropriate.  If someone would make a new recording, they could have a hit on their hands, and it could become a new rallying cry for the "opposition."  The popular version in the 1960's was recorded by Pete, Paul, and Mary.

If I Had A Hammer

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, uh

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, oh

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 out danger
I'd song of out a warning
I'd sing out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land, oh

Well, I've 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 a song about love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land
It's a hammer of justice
It's a bell of freedom
It's a song about love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land