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Pete Seeger Singalong Songbook

If I Had a Hammer: A Pete Seeger Singalong Songbook

Edited by Annie Patterson & Peter Blood

This new collection will contain around 40 classic songs that Pete regularly performed at his singalong concerts over his long career as a performer and songleader. He had an uncanny ability to get an audience singing their hearts out, even if they didn't no a word of the language the songs he was teaching and leading were in. It didn't matter whether he was leading a group of 20 or of 20,000 - or even a half a million as he did at some of the huge peace marches on the Washington Mall.

We expect the book to be released in March 2019 - in time for it to be available for use in concerts and singalongs commemorating the 100th anniversary of Pete's birth in May 2019. It will contain words & guitar chords only in a compact format and be inexpensively priced.

Watch for more details about the book this winter!

Here is a provisional list of the songs we hope to include. The majority are by Pete but a number are by friends of his like Malvina Reynolds, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Fred Hellerman, Lorre Wyatt, and others.

  • Banks of Marble
  • Bells of Rhymney
  • Bountiful River  
  • Bring 'Em Home
  • Get Up & Go
  • God Bless the Grass
  • God’s Counting on Me
  • Goodnight Irene
  • Guantanamera
  • Healing River ds
  • Joe Hill
  • Hey Djankoye
  • Hobo's Lullaby
  • How Can I Keep from Singing
  • If I Had a Hammer
  • Kisses Sweeter than Wine
  • Last Night I Had a Strangest Dream
  • Little Boxers 
  • Lonesome Valley
  • My Dirty Stream  
  • Oh Had a Golden Thread
  • Oh What a Beautiful City
  • Old Devil Time
  • Old Time Religion (Filksong verses)
  • One Man’s Hand
  • Precious Friend
  • Quite Early Morning  
  • Sailing Up, Sailing Down
  • Sailing Down My Golden River
  • Step by Step  
  • This Land Is Your Land 
  • To Everyone in All the World
  • To My Old Brown Earth
  • Turn, Turn, Turn
  • Union Maid
  • Viva la Quince Brigada
  • The Water Is Wide
  • Tzena Tzena
  • Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
  • We Shall Not Be Moved
  • We Shall Overcome
  • Well May the World Go
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone
  • Which Side Are You On?