If I Were a Carpenter Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tim Hardin
album: Track 14 in album Hello I'm Johnny Cash
release date: 1970-1
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length: 3:03
composer: Tim Hardin
lyricist: Tim Hardin

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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 a tinker were my trade
would you still find me,
carrin' the pots I made,
followin' behind me.

Save my love through loneliness,
Save my love for sorrow,
I'm given you my onliness,
Come give your tomorrow.

If I worked my hands in wood,
Would you still love me?
Answer me babe, "Yes I would,
I'll put you above me."

If I were a miller
at a mill wheel grinding,
would you miss your color box,
and your soft shoe shining?

If I were a carpenter
and you were a lady,
Would you marry me anyway?
Would you have my baby?
Would you marry anyway?
Would you have my baby?

Track Listing

  • 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