The Hammer

I’m a hammer made of steel
But I’m gentle, oh! so gentle
Two-by-fours will fill with dread
They say I’ve a hard head
When it’s time to hammer nails
Then I hammer, yes, I hammer
When they cringe and make a face
I can put them in their place
When it’s time to crack some nuts
Then I crack them, how I crack them!
Oh! But I make such a mess
Nutcrackers have more finesse
If by chance I hit a thumb
I feel sorry, oh! so sorry
But the curses and the jeers Hurt my feelings and my ears

When it’s time for me to strike
Strike the anvil, strike the anvil
Pounds my head and hurts my brain
And the noise drives me insane