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If I Had a Hammer – Peter, Paul and Mary

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This week’s number 3 song is also a cover but with a little more colorful past. The song was originally written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays and performed at a dinner for the leaders of the Communist Party in the U.S. It was a hit for Peter, Paul and Mary however, placing their debut album in Billboard’s Top Ten for ten months and placing them squarely at the forefront of the burgeoning folk rock scene with artists like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxWTDcP9Y5E

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