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Giving Onliness

December 16, 2010

 

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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?

~ lyrics Tim Hardin

Timothy James “Tim” Hardin (December 23, 1941 – December 29, 1980) was an American folk musician and composer. He wrote the Top 40 hits “If I were a Carpenter”, covered by, among others, Joan Baez, Bobby Darin, Johnny Cash,Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, and Robert Plant,  and ” Reason to Believe”,  covered by many, including  Rod Stewart, as well as his own recording career.

 

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One comment

  1. Yes, I remember when both those songs were huge, monster hits.



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