If I Were a Carpenter Lyrics

Four Tops


album: Track 4 in album Reach Out
release date: 1967-7
popularity : 34 users have visited this page.
genres: Funk / Soul
styles: Soul/Rhythm & Blues
length: 2:50
producer: Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
composer: Tim Hardin
lyricist: Tim Hardin

Cover Art

Four Tops Reach Out cover art
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(Ah Ah)
If I were a carpenter & you were a lady
Now would you marry me anyway? (would you marry me anyway)
Would you have my baby? (would you have my baby)
If I take on a tinkers trade, would you still find me?
Oh carryin' the pots I made (carryin' the pots I made)
Followin' closer behind me (followin' behind me)
(Save my love through) lonliness (save my love for sorrow)
Cause I have given you my ownliness, give me part of your tomorrow
If I work my hands in wood (yes I work my hands in wood)
Would you still love me?
Ah, answer me babe, yes I would
(Yes I would babe anyway)
I'd raise you high above me
If I was a miller at a mill wheel grindin'
Now would you miss your color box?
(would you miss your color box)
& your soft shoes shining? (& your soft shoes shining)
If I were a carpenter & you were a lady
Girl, would you marry me anyway? (would you marry me anyway)
Want you have my baby? (would you have my baby)
If I were a carpenter & you were a lady
Now would you marry me anyway
Won't you have my baby?


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Reach Out I'll Be There
  • 2 Walk Away Renee
  • 3 7-Rooms of Gloom
  • 4 If I Were a Carpenter
  • 5 Last Train to Clarksville
  • 6 I'll Turn to Stone
  • 7 I'm a Believer
  • 8 Standing in the Shadows of Love
  • 9 Bernadette
  • 10 Cherish
  • 11 Wonderful Baby
  • 12 What Else Is There to Do (But Think About You)