A Hatchet, A Hammer,
A Bucket of Nails

Words and Music by Sarah Graham, Richard Ahlert and Eddie Snyder
Roncom Music Company
Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Perry Como with The Anita Kerr Quartet
Arranged by Anita Kerr
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineers: Chuck Seitz and William Vandevort
Recording Time 1:58
Recorded February 10, 1965  ~ Matrix No. SPA4-1136  ( NOT FOR USE )
Remake  February 11, 1965  ~ Matrix No. SPA4-1136
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "The Scene Changes" LSP-3396 STEREO 1965
Album issue: RCA-STARCALL "Como In Nashville" HY-1009 STEREO 1975
The Scene Changes ~ Perry Goes to Nashville 1965Como in Nashville ~ Starcall Series 1975


In this song, Perry sings of what many young people are doing: living close to the earth, making their own homes, and earning their own way far from the madness of urban life. It's a contemporary concept, this yearning to be free and self-sufficient and at peace with the earth, and songwriters Sara Graham, Eddie Snyder, and Richard Ahlert have captured the feeling perfectly. Snyder, a pianist, wrote such pop hits as 'Talk to Me' and 'One More Mountain ( One More River )'. Richard Ahlert might have inherited his father's songwriting talent. He's the son of Fred E. Ahlert, composer of scores of hits, including 'Mean to Me', 'I'll Get By', and 'I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.'

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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