Posted by: tuulenhaiven | July 25, 2013

Sing Along

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Let’s sing a song!

My friend Jonah and I are working on an internet sing-along collaboration. The idea is to get as many people singing If I Had A Hammer together as possible. Singing together is such a powerful and fun experience, and whenever I can do it in person I’m blown away by the sense of community that is generated. Some of my favorite memories are of groups of friends, or strangers who quickly became friends, gathered together and making music. The internet allows me to keep in touch with my friends who are scattered all around the world, and I would now like to use the internet to go on singing with them – and with you, a stranger perhaps, who will soon be a friend.

Here I am, all by my lonesome, singing the song. Please listen and sing along with me, and record yourself doing so (this is super easy to do on an iPhone, and most phones have a voice memo feature which you can then share). Email your part to tuulenhaiven@gmail.com, and we will mix it in and update the song with the new voice. Hopefully there will soon be layers and layers of voices, and all around the world we will be singing together.

Here are the lyrics, in case you don’t already know this song by heart. 🙂

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.

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.

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 sing out a warning
I’d sing out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

Well I got a hammer,
And I got a bell,
And I got a song to sing, all over this land.

It’s the hammer of Justice,
It’s the bell of Freedom,
It’s the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.


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