If I were a carpenter written by Tim Hardin

I’ve liked this song for years, so I decided to give it a go.

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
Carrying the pots I made – following behind me?
Save my love through loneliness – save my love through sorrow
I give you my onliness – give me your tomorrow

If I worked my hands in wood, would you still love me?
Answer me, babe: “yes I would – I’d put you above me”
If a miller were my trade, at a mill wheel grinding
Would you miss your coloured blouse – your soft shoes shining
Save my love through loneliness – save my love through sorrow
I give you my only-ness – come give me your tomorrow

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

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