"The Hammer Song" as written by and P. Seeger L. Hays....
I set out on Monday
The night was cold and vast
My brother slept
I left quite quietly
My father raged and raged
My mother wept

My life was like a river
All sucked into the ground
And then the hammer came down
Lord, the hammer came down

Many miles did I roam
Through the ice and through the snow
My horse died on the seventh day
I stumbled into a city
Where the people tried to kill me
And I ran in shame

Then I came upon a river
And I laid my saddle down
And then the hammer came down
Lord, the hammer came down

It knocked me to the ground
And I said, "Please, please
Take me back to my home ground"
Lord, the hammer came down

Now I've been made weak by visions
For many visions did I see
All through the night
On the seventh hour an angel came
With many snakes in all his hands
And I fled in fright

I pushed off into the river
And the waters came around
And then the hammer came down
Lord, the hammer came down

It did not make a sound
And I said, "Please, please
Take me back to my home ground"
Lord, the hammer came down

I was stuffed into the river
And the waters spelled around
And then the hammer came down
Lord, the hammer came down

It did not make a sound
And I said, "Please, please
Take me back to my home ground"
Lord, the hammer came down

It drove me around the ground
And I said, "Please, please
Take me back to my home town"
Lord, the hammer came down

And knocked him to the ground
And I got down on my knees
And I said, "Please, please
Take me back to my home town"
Lord, the hammer came down

It did not make a sound
And I said, "Please, please
Take me back to my home town"
Lord, the hammer came down



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"The Hammer Song" as written by P. Seeger L. Hays

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    General CommentThese are completely the wrong lyrics, this is the song of the same name by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Correct lyrics:
    I set out on monday
    The night was cold and vast
    And my brother slept

    And though I left quite quietly
    My father raged and raged
    And my mother wept

    Now, my life was like a river
    All sucked into the ground
    And then the hammer came down
    Lord, the hammer came down

    Many miles did I roam
    Through the ice and through the snow
    My horse died on the seventh day

    I stumbled into a city
    Where the people tried to kill me
    And I ran in shame

    Then I came upon a river
    And I laid my saddle down
    And then the hammer came down
    Lord, the hammer came down
    It knocked me to the ground
    And I said, "Please, please
    Take me back to my home town"
    Lord, the hammer came down

    Now I've been made weak by visions
    Many visions did I see
    All through the night

    On the seventh hour an angel came
    With many snakes in all his hands
    And I fled in fright

    I pushed off into the river
    And the water came around
    And then the hammer came down
    Lord, the hammer came down
    And it did not make a sound
    And I said, "Please, please
    Take me back to my home ground"
    Lord, the hammer came down
    olgavshelgaon May 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou're confusing it with The Good Son's "The Hammer Song." This is a cover of Alex Harvey's "The Hammer Song" in Kicking Against The Pricks.
    mote71on February 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't say that I really understand what this song is about (if someone does, I would be grateful for a hint), but it certainly has some similarities with "Papa won't leave you Henry", that came on the next album...
    soboton January 29, 2011   Link

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