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Pete Seeger Singalong Songbook

If I Had a Hammer: A Pete Seeger Singalong Songbook

Edited by Annie Patterson & Peter Blood (the creators of Rise Up Singing and Rise Again songbooks)

You can help this new book come out by pre-ordering copies now (to be shipped when book is released in April 2019). Contact us at ruasinfo@gmail.com about bulk discounts.

Or, make a donation to help complete the new book.

This new collection contains words and chords to:

  • 25 of the most important songs that Pete wrote or cowrote
  • 21 of the classic songs that he regularly performed and taught audiences
  • 5 songs honoring Pete's work and legacy

Pete 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.

The book will be released in spring 2019 - in time for it to be available for use in concerts and singalongs commemorating the 100th anniversary of Pete's birth this May. It is in a compact 6x9 format and saddle stitching that lays flat easily. Copies will be available in bulk at deeply discounted prices to those organizing commemorative events and to singalong groups.

Songs written or co-written by Pete

  • All Mixed Up
  • Banks of Marble
  • Bells of Rhymney
  • Bountiful River
  • Bring ‘em Home
  • Get Up & Go
  • God’s Counting on Me
  • If I Had a Hammer
  • Letter to Eve
  • Of Time & River Flowing
  • Oh Had a Golden Thread
  • Old Devil Time
  • Precious Friend
  • Quite Early Morning
  • Rainbow Race  
  • Sailing Down My Golden River
  • Sailing Up My Dirty Stream
  • Step by Step
  • Those Three Are on My Mind
  • To Everyone in All the world  
  • To My Old Brown Earth
  • Turn, Turn, Turn
  • Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
  • Well May the World Go
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone

Songs that Pete performed

  • Deportees (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
  • God Bless the Grass
  • Goodnight Irene
  • Guantanamera
  • Healing River
  • Hobo’s Lullaby
  • How Can I Keep from Singing
  • Joe Hill
  • Kisses Sweeter than Wine
  • Last Night I Had a Strangest Dream
  • Lonesome Valley (Guthrie)
  • Midnight Special
  • Old Time Religion (“Filksong” verses)
  • Sailing Up, Sailing Down
  • This Land Is Your Land
  • Tzena Tzena (with lyrics in Hebrew, English & Arabic)
  • Union Maid
  • Viva la Quince Brigada
  • The Water Is Wide
  • We Shall Overcome
  • Which Side Are You On?

Songs about Pete

  • High Over the Hudson
  • Let Me Sing You a Song
  • Sing People Sing
  • Spoon of Sand
  • We’ll Pass Them On
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