To All the Elementary School Music Teachers Out There....


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know that your work is not in vain.  Even after umpteen years, students still remember those songs we learned in those music books.  And let me also say, that this student also remembers plenty of songs from music programs, monthly poems that we had to recite (thank you Language Arts Teachers) and patriotic/Thanksgiving songs we had to sing aloud for a grade (thank you Social Studies Teachers).


I pulled myself out of bed yesterday long enough to work on a section of my craft room.  Then I hammered this peg that had come out of the side of the cube organizers.  And the rest, as they say, is history!

I'm no songbird and you may never hear this rendition again, so watch it while you can....


IF I HAD A HAMMER (The Hammer Song)
words and music by Lee Hays and Pete Seeger

If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land
I'd hammer out danger
I'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

If I had a bell
I'd ring it in the morning
I'd ring it in the evening
All over this land
I'd ring out danger
I'd ring out a warning
I'd ring out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

If I had a song
I'd sing it in the morning
I'd sing it in the evening
All over this land
I'd sing out danger
I'd sing out a warning
I'd sing out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

Well I've got a hammer
And I've got a bell
And I've got a song to sing
All over this land
It's the hammer of justice
It's the bell of freedom
It's the song about love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

©1958, 1962 (renewed), 1986 (renewed)
TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)


I almost never post on a Sunday, but this post is a preface to the real post coming up soon, soon, soon!

Happy Sunday,


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7 comments:

  1. I remember that song! We used to sing it in elementary school. Mrs. Stewart was my music teacher and she was awesome. This post brings back so many great memories. Thanks and by the way, you have a lovely voice!

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  2. You have a beautiful voice Libby!!! I have never heard this song. I wonder if in different regions of the country the songs vary. I grew up on Massachusetts. It is a cute song! I remember a pronoun song taught by my English teacher that still plays in my head from time to time.

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  3. you are too cute! My grandma used to say that birds sing either because they are in love or because they are crazy :)

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    1. I must be crazy then, because I'm definitely not in love. LOL

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  4. You have such a beautiful spirit :)

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