If I Were a Carpenter Lyrics - Johnny Cash with June Carter Cash

Release information
length: 2:58
composer: Tim Hardin
lyricist: Tim Hardin
Johnny:
If I were a carpenter and you were a lady,
Would you marry me anyway? Would you have my baby?
June:
If you were a carpenter and I were a lady,
I'd marry you anyway. I'd have your baby.

Johnny:
If a tinker was my trade, would I still find you,
June:
I'd be carrin' the pots you made, followin' behind you.

June & Johnny:
Save your love through loneliness.
Save your love through sorrow.
Johnny:
I gave you my onliness.
June & Johnny:
Give me your tomorrow.

Instrumental break.

Johnny:
If I were a miller, at a mill wheel grindin',
Would you miss your colored blouse and your soft shoes shinin'?
June:
If you were a miller, at a mill wheel grindin'
I'd not miss my colored blouse and my soft shoes shinin'.

June & Johnny:
Save your love through loneliness.
Save your love through sorrow.
Johnny:
I gave you my onliness.
Give me your tomorrow.

Instrumental break.

Johnny:
If I worked my hands in wood, would you still love me?
June:
I'd answer you, "Yes I would."
Johnny:
And would you not be above me.?
Johnny:
If I were a carpenter and you were a lady,
June:
I'd marry you anyway. I'd have your baby.

June & Johnny:
Save your love through loneliness.
Save your love through sorrow.
Johnny:
I gave you my onliness.
June & Johnny:
Give me your tomorrow.
June:
Mmmmmm.
Ahhh-ahhh.