If I Were a Carpenter Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Billy Vera
album: Track 7 in album Hello I'm Johnny Cash
release date: 1970-1
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:02
composer: Tim Hardin
lyricist: Tim Hardin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Hello I'm Johnny Cash cover art
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If I were a carpenter,
And you were a lady,
Would you marry me anyway,
Would you have my baby?
If you were a carpenter,
And I were a lady,
I'd marry you anyway,
I'd have your baby.
If a tinker was my trade,
Would I still find you?
I'd be carrying the pots you made,
Following behind you.
Save your love through loneliness,
Save your love through sorrow,
I gave you my onlyness,
Give me your tomorrow.
If I were a miller,
And a mill wheel grinding,
Would you miss your colored blouse,
And your soft shoes shining?
If you were a miller,
And a mill wheel grinding,
I'd not miss my colored blouse,
And my soft shoes shining.
Save your love through loneliness,
Save your love through sorrow,
I gave you my onlyness,
Give me your tomorrow.
If I worked my hands on wood,
Would you still love me?
I'd answer you yes I would.
And would you not be above me?
If I were a carpenter,
And you were a lady,
I'd marry you anyway,
I'd have your baby.
Save your love through loneliness,
Save your love through sorrow,
I gave you my onlyness,
Give me your tomorrow.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Southwind
  • 2 The Devil to Pay
  • 3 Cause I Love You
  • 4 See Ruby Fall
  • 5 Route 1 Box 144
  • 6 Sing a Traveling Song
  • 7 If I Were a Carpenter
  • 8 To Beat the Devil
  • 9 Blistered
  • 10 Wrinkled, Crinkled, Wadded Dollar Bill
  • 11 I've Got a Thing About Trains
  • 12 Jesus Was a Carpenter