"If I Were A Carpenter" as written by and Tim Hardin....
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


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"If I Were a Carpenter" as written by Billy Vera

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  • +1
    General Commentlove this song.
    about loving someone regardless of money or status.
    there's been some awesome covers of this one.
    concreteskieson January 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat cover. This was originally performed by Bobby Darin.
    dcaton December 26, 2005   Link

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