Random thoughts on art, technology, stuff, and occasionally Real Estate: Friday Classics: If I Had A Hammer

Friday Classics: If I Had A Hammer

What the world needs now is some classic early 1960s vintage Folk Music.  Go ahead and sing along:

 

Here is a link to the lyrics and a little of the amazing history of this song:

http://www.mysongbook.de/msb/songs/i/ifihhamm.html

When Pete Seeger first wrote the lyrics, they were considered "radical" and the song didn't become popular until Peter, Paul and Mary revived it several years later.

 

Cheryl Johnson // Bob Tayor Properties, Inc.

 




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Comment balloon 6 commentsCheryl Johnson • November 23 2007 06:12AM

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Pretty funny how that was considered radical.  I hadn't heard that song in so many years, thanks.
Posted by Peggy K., Illinois Virtual Tour Provider and Real Estate Photographer (Grand Property Virtual Tours) over 10 years ago
CJ... These Friday morning classics are a delightful start in the Early Morning Rain.
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Dan ... Wow!  Thanks!  That one's beautiful, too ....
Posted by Cheryl Johnson (Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA) over 10 years ago

Cheryl...love the lyrics.  The history was very interesting.  When I was singing along to Peter, Paul and Mary's version I was oblivious to what had taken place before. 

Thanks, Kathleen

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 10 years ago
My speakers don't work, but that's ok, the speakers in my mind do. I can sing along anyway. Private karaoke I guess. How about the Limelighters next week?
Posted by Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor (Ken Meade Realty) over 10 years ago
Jim:  I'm coming across some Limeliter reunion stuff, still haven't found any original 60s clips.  They do sound good, though.  Here's their website with the current group members;  http://www.limeliters.com/
Posted by Cheryl Johnson (Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA) over 10 years ago

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