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, ah-ah
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, ah-ah
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 ah-ah
All over this land

I 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
All over this land
All over this land
All over this land
All over this land
All over this land
All over this land


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If I Had a Hammer Lyrics as written by Pete Seeger Lee Hays

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    General CommentThe "Hammer" in this song is a metaphor for POWER, and a call to use that power to promote love and fight Injustice.

    "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" is a song written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays.
    It was written in 1949 in support of the progressive movement. and was first recorded by
    The Weavers, a folk music quartet composed of Seeger, Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, and Fred Hellerman.

    The United States Progressive Party of 1948 was a left-wing political party that served as a vehicle
    for former Vice President Henry A. Wallace's 1948 presidential campaign. The party sought
    desegregation, the establishment of a national health insurance system, an expansion of the welfare system,
    and the nationalization of the energy industry.
    The party also sought conciliation with the Soviet Union during the early stages of the Cold War.

    The Freedom Bell (in German, Freiheitsglocke) in Berlin, Germany, is a bell that was given as a gift from
    Americans to the city of Berlin in 1950 as a symbol of anti-communism, and was inspired by the American Liberty Bell.


    Hammer of Justice - To do right by the people Progressive Movement
    such as desegregation,
    nationalization of the energy industry
    healthcare for all
    Bell of Freedom - Basic freedoms all people should have and referencing the Freedom Bell as a sign of Anti-Communism
    Song about love for all men.
    kat4552on August 26, 2019   Link

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