If I Were a Carpenter
Johnny Cash

If I Were a Carpenter

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 pot you made
Following behind you

Both:
Save your love through loneliness
Save your love through sorrow

Johnny:
I gave you my onliness

Both:
Give me your tomorrow

Johnny:
If I were a miller
at a mill wheel grinding
would you miss your coloured blouse
and your soft shoe shining?

June:
If you were a miller
at a mill wheel grinding
I'd not miss my coloured blouse
and my soft shoe shining

Both:
Save your love through loneliness
Save your love through sorrow

Johnny:
I gave you my onliness
Give me your tomorrow

If I worked my hands in wood
Would you still love me?

June:
I'd answer you: yes I would

Johnny:
And would you not be above me?

If I were a carpenter
And you were a lady

June:
I'd marry you anyway
I'd have your baby

Both:
Save your love through loneliness
Save your love through sorrow

Johnny:
I gave you my onliness

Both:
Give me your tomorrow