Mudcat Café message #214512 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20510   Message #214512
Posted By: Mike Regenstreif
19-Apr-00 - 04:52 PM
Thread Name: Shouldn't have been covered (songs)
Subject: RE: BS: Shouldn't have been covered
Joe,

I had Pete Seeger as a guest on my radio program last May. He told me then that Peter, Paul & Mary's changes to "If I Had A Hammer" were an improvement to what he and Lee Hayes had originally come up with.

BTW, "The Hammer Song," as it was originally known was on the cover of the first issue of Sing Out! Magazine, 50 years ago next month.

Mike Regenstreif