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Thread #88932   Message #1672549
Posted By: GUEST,nameless guest
18-Feb-06 - 10:43 PM
Thread Name: Forgive my ignorance-is Pete Seeger still alive
Subject: RE: Forgive my ignorance-is Pete Seeger still aliv
Hi, Sass - If I Had a Hammer (click) was written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. The date shown in the Rise Up Singing songbook is 1958, but I'd swear it was earlier.

If I had a Hammer was published in the very first issue of Sing Out! The Folk Song Song Magazine. That was May 1950, so I too would swear it was earlier.