The Hammer Song

Words and Music by Lee Hays and Pete Seeger [REF]

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 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]

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