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Thread #88932 Message #1672509
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Feb-06 - 09:47 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. The same date is given in the songbook titled Travelin' On With the Weavers, which was published in 1966.
A year or so ago, Pete Seeger announced that he would not be doing concerts any more because of a medical condition that affected his presence of mind. Well, it seems he HAS done a few concerts since then, so I'm still hoping I will get to hear him once in my life.