if i were a carpenter lyrics – johnny cash

[written by tim hardin]

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 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?

/ johnny cash lyrics