Civil Rights Music BY: nABIL JAMEEL

Who are the artists of the song? Pete Seeger and Lee Hays

What is the name of the song? "If I Had A Hammer"

When was it released? It was created in 1949 but bought to public in 1962 by a group of three people by the names of Peter, Paul, and Mary.

Other Famous songs created by Pete Seeger - "We Shall Overcome"

About the Lyrics - Peter Seeger fought for the civil rights, and his lyrics show that all people should have freedom. It also shows that their should be no racism or inequality towards colored and black people.

How do they relate to or reflect the time period? I believe they relate to the time period because civil rights was a main issue happening at the time, and people were being treated unequally and the music that was presented to the public really had a strong impact on how people thought of what was happening and how this inequality was being used to torture colored people.

What is taking place in history when the song was recorded or popular? The things that were taking place during this time was "the civil rights act" and "the voting rights act". This music brought more awareness to these specific topics by making them known worldwide and allowed the influence on how blacks and colored people were being treated unequally to be shown throughout the lyrics in a song.

What was the overall inspiration and message of the lyrics of the song? The overall inspiration of the lyrics of this song is to show that freedom should not only be for whites in America and instead for everyone colored or white.

Lyrics of the song -

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, uh

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, oh

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 song of out a warning

I'd sing out love between

My brothers and my sisters

All over this land, oh

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 a song about love between

My brothers and my sisters

All over this land

It's a hammer of justice

It's a bell of freedom

It's a song about love between my brothers and my sisters

All over this land

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxWTDcP9Y5E

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NABIL JAMEEL
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