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If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope & Struggle


Download links and information about If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope & Struggle by Pete Seeger. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Kids, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 26 tracks with total duration of 01:11:08 minutes.

Artist: Pete Seeger
Release date: 1998
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Kids, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 26
Duration: 01:11:08
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No. Title Length
1. If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song) 1:56
2. Banks of Marble 3:17
3. Which Side Are You On? 2:09
4. Casey Jones (The Union Scab) 1:58
5. Talking Union 3:05
6. Joe Hill 2:32
7. Union Maid 2:16
8. Step By Step 1:37
9. Solidarity Forever 2:54
10. Where Have All the Flowers Gone? 2:05
11. Talking Atom (Old Man Atom) 2:29
12. Crow On the Cradle 2:25
13. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream 2:30
14. Study War No More (Down By the Riverside) 3:12
15. Bourgeois Blues 2:07
16. River of My People 3:06
17. Hold On (Keep Your Hand On the Plow) 3:21
18. We Shall Overcome 4:42
19. He Lies In the American Land 2:01
20. Well May the World Go 2:40
21. Turn, Turn, Turn 2:46
22. Tomorrow Is a Highway 3:31
23. Oh, Had I a Golden Thread 3:29
24. We'll All Be A-Doubling 1:58
25. Arrange and Rearrange 4:52
26. If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song) 2:10



Distilled from hundreds of recordings made for Folkway Records in the late '50s and early ‘60s, this 24-track album emphasizes Pete Seeger’s role as an agent for social change. If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope & Struggle is divided into sections dealing with “unions and labor,” “peace,” “civil rights,” and “hope.” Highlights include the original 1956 versions of “If I Had a Hammer” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” as well as a previously unreleased take of “Turn! Turn! Turn!” Besides his own compositions, Seeger applies his ringing tenor and trademark banjo and guitar strums to everything from timeless organizing ballads like “Which Side Are You On” and “Solidarity Forever” to brooding antiwar tunes like “Crow on the Cradle” and inspiring anthems like “Study War No More.” Of special note are “We’ll All Be A-Doubling” and “Arrange and Rearrange,” a pair of tracks recorded by Seeger with family and friends in 1998. Though it lacks such ‘60s-era signature songs as “Bells of Rhymney” and “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy,” this collection reflects the breadth and depth of Seeger’s music and his unshakable commitment to human freedom and dignity.