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Thread #88932   Message #1672966
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
19-Feb-06 - 01:03 PM
Thread Name: Forgive my ignorance-is Pete Seeger still alive
Subject: RE: Forgive my ignorance-is Pete Seeger still aliv
The Hammer Song did indeed appear in Sing Out! Vol.1, no.1. The magazine came out in May 1950. In the issue it says "Lee Hays, co-author with Pete Seeger of the Hammer Song, introduced it last year with his familiar wise-crack: "We will now sing an old folk song that we wrote last night".   The song was one one of the "new" folk songs that came out of the People's Songs movement, so it would have been written in 1949.