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Posted By: Emma B
19-Feb-06 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: Forgive my ignorance-is Pete Seeger still alive
Subject: RE: Forgive my ignorance-is Pete Seeger still alive
The Hammer song is also printed in "Carry it On" - A history in song and picture of the working men and women of America published 1985 which gives the music copyright (Ludlow Music) as 1958.

Pete Seeger's notes to this song state

"This song never went anywhere till Peter, Paul and Mary changed my original melody.But I've discovered that you can sing my old melody, or theirs, or half a dozen others, all at the same time, and they harmonize with each other. There's a moral there somewhere, - I think"