If I Had A Hammer
songs of hope & struggle
Most selections originally released by Folkways, 1955-1992; includes 3 previously unreleased tracks
Folk songs and original songs written by Seeger and others
Smithsonian Folkways: SF 40096 (on container: SF CD 40096)
Solidarity forever (unions and labor). Banks of marble / Les Rice (3:12) ; Which side are you on? / Florence Reece (2:06) ; Casey Jones (The union scab) / Joe Hill, E.W. Newton (1:54) ; Talking union / Millard Lampell, Lee Hays, Pete Seeger (3:01) ; Joe Hill / Alfred Hayes, Earl Robinson (2:29) ; Union maid / Woody Guthrie (2:12) ; Step by step / Traditional, arr. by Waledmar Hille, Pete Seeger (1:33) ; Solidarity forever / Ralph Chaplin, David Welsh (2:51)
Study war no more (peace). Where have all the flowers gone / Pete Seeger (2:01) ; Talking atom / Vern Partlow (2:25) ; Crow on the cradle / Sidney Carter (2:21) ; Last night I had the strangest dream / Ed McCurdy (2:21) ; Study war no more (Down by the riverside) / Trad. (3:09)
We shall overcome (civil rights). Bourgeois blues / Huddie Ledbetter (2:03) ; River of my people / Trad., words by Pete Seeger (3:03) ; Hold on (Hand on the plow) / Trad. (3:16) ; We shall overcome / Trad., adapted by Zilphia Horton, Frank Hamilton, Guy Carawan, Pete Seeger (4:38)
I'd hammer in the evening (hope). He lies in the American land / Andrew Kovaly, Pete Seeger (1:57) ; Well may the world go / Pete Seeger (2:38) ; Turn, turn, turn / words from the Bible, music and additional words by Pete Seeger (2:43) ; Tomorrow is a highway / Lee Hays, Pete Seeger (3:28) ; Oh, had I a golden thread / Pete Seeger (3:26) ; We'll all be a-doubling Pete Seeger (Tao Rodriquez, vocals; David Amram, dombek; recorded Mar. 1998, Beacon, NY) (1:53) ; Arrange and rearrange Pete Seeger (Rodriquez; Amram) (4:48) ; If I had a hammer / Lee Hays, Pete Seeger (2:10)
Political ballads and songs
Folk songs, English
SF 40096 Smithsonian Folkways
A great example of the way that Pete used stories and songs to teach and inspire his listeners
Folk songs and original songs written by Seeger and others. Most selections originally released by Folkways, 1955-1992; includes 3 previously unreleased tracks. -from the CD description.
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