You know, that song never made sense to me. It's the "I'd hammer out love between my brothers & my sisters" lyric. To me that lyric means "I'll destroy love" I think it's because of the lyrics before it saying "I'll hammer out danger" and all that - which means they'd destroy danger so everyone will be safe.Safe, but unable to love one another. We'd be - The Borg. Resistance is futile. You will be hammered.
It's an archaic term that dates back to the age of the black smith, when the smithie would "hammer out" metal. Nowadays it is still used in negotiations when we "hammering out an agreement." The meaning is lost because Debbie Reynolds is NOT a folk artist strummin' on an old banjo...
But then it makes even less sense because if "hammer out" basically means create then to "hammer out danger" means you're creating danger! Great, instead of a danger-free, loveless world, we'll have a love-filled, dangerous world. And what about "I'd hammer out a warning" part? Warning for what? That love is dangerous? Especially between a brother and a sister?
I'd like a big tool myself.
Somehow Peter, Paul and Debbie just doesn't have the same ring to it.
Unlike so many of the other Scopitones, this one seems to have some production values other than young girly girls go-go dancing in bikinis. Oh, wait! Debbie Reynold's production company had the exclusive contract for making Scopitones in the U.S. It pays to be on top!
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