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If I Were a Carpenter

Johnny Cash - If I Were A Carpenter single
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100:
36
Weeks on Billboard Hot 100 Chart:
8

Songwriter: Tim Hardin

Lyrics

[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 carrying the pots you made
Following behind you

[Hook: Both]
Save your love through loneliness
Save your love through sorrow
I gave you my onliness
Give me your tomorrow

[Johnny:]
If I were a miller
At a mill wheel grinding
Would you miss your color blouse
And your soft shoe shining?

[June:]
If you were a miller
At a mill wheel grinding
I’d miss my color blouse
And my soft shoe shining

[Hook: Both]
Save your love through loneliness
Save your love through sorrow
I gave you my onliness
Give me your tomorrow

[Johnny:]
If I worked my hands in wood
Would you still love me?

[June:]
I’d answered you, “Yes I would”
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

[Hook: Both]
Save your love through loneliness
Save your love through sorrow
I gave you my onliness
Give me your tomorrow

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