If I Were a CarpenterWords & Music by Tim Hardin*
Recorded by Bobby Darin*, 1966 (#8)
D C C/B Am Am7/G D If I were a carpenter and you were a lady C C/B Am Am7/G D Would you marry me anyway, would you have my baby? D C C/B Am Am7/G D If a tinker were my trade, would you still love me? D C C/B Am Am7/G D Carrying the pots I made, following behind me Bridge: C D Save my love through loneliness, C D Save my love for sorrow; D C C/B - Am I've given you my onliness-- Am/G D Give me your tomorrows. D C C/B Am Am7/G D If I worked my hands in wood, would you still love me C C/B Am Am7/G D Answer me, babe, yes, I would, I would put you above me D C C/B Am Am7/G D If I were a miller at a mill wheel grinding D C C/B Am Am7/G D Would you miss your colored box, your soft shoes shining? Repeat Bridge: Repeat First Verse:
Few people mention it, but both of the principal individuals involved with this song died extremely young. Darin Died at age 37 of heart failure in 1973, and Hardin died in 1980 at the age of 39.