Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mary Travers, 1936-2009

If I Had a Hammer

words and music by Lee Hays & Pete Seeger

Peter, Paul, Mary self-titledIf 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 land
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 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 the song about love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

© 1958, 1962 (renewed), 1986 (renewed)
TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)

Mary

2 comments:

Karla MG said...

Leah,
I sight read a choral rendition of this song for my organ audition at FCC 17 years ago! Absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing this memorial! :) Have a (((HUG))) and know I'm thinking of you!

sara jensen said...

What a sweet, memorable voice that has touched so many for generations!