If I Had a Hammer

Those who love projects and even those who don’t, likely have a toolbox full of hardware to complete those tasks on the household list. What’s in your toolbox and how do you get the pesky tools to stay there?

 

My toolbox
My toolbox

I am constantly singing the little tune, “If I Had a Hammer…

PETER, PAUL & MARY

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.

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.

Disappearing Hammer
My Hammer

Only, there’s a little twist on my lyrics…

If I were a hammer, where would I be?

I’m giving this warning, if I don’t find my hammer,

There’s gonna be danger

All over this land.

 

Oh, how I wish my hammer

Had a bell tied on its head

It could ring in the morning

And ease all my dread.

 

If I had a song, I’d sing it in the morning

I’d forget it in the evening all over this land

I’d sing out danger and forget about the warning

It’s the song about Hatred between me and my head.

 

It’s the song about Forgetfulness, it’s the bell of Memory

It’s the song about Hatred between me and my hammer

All over this land.

My toolbox is empty this morning…

3 thoughts on “If I Had a Hammer

  1. I have two toolboxes (like I need them!) and both of them are a disorganized mess. Just another thing at my house that needs to be cleaned out and organized. Good luck on finding your hammer.

  2. My toolbox has the normal stuff, although it is really a tool bag and the tools are a special color so when the “run away from home” I can locate them. And the bag lives in a secret spot.

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