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Music Monday – 20th May 2019

Music Monday is a weekly meme created by The Tattooed Book Geek, check it out. I really like the idea of sharing a song I love with you all. It breaks up the bookish posts.

This week I have chosen If I Were a Carpenter as performed and recorded by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. The song was originally written by Tim Hardin. He recorded this and a version was recorded by The Four Tops. I have chosen this in rememberance of June Carter Cash, who passed away on 15th May 2003. Last week marked the 16th year since her passing.

The song was covered by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash in 1970 and was released on the album Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.

If I were a carpenter
And you were a lady
Would you marry me anyway
Would you have my baby?

If you were a carpenter
And I were a lady
I’d marry you anyway
I’d have your baby

If a tinker was my trade
Would I still find you
I’d be carrying the pots you made
Following behind you

Save your love through loneliness
Save your love through sorrow
I gave you my onlyness
Give me your tomorrow

If I were a miller
And a mill wheel grinding
Would you miss your colored blouse
And your soft shoes shining?

If you were a miller
And a mill wheel grinding
I’d not miss my colored blouse
And my soft shoes shining

Save your love through loneliness
Save your love through sorrow
I gave you my onlyness
Give me your tomorrow

If I worked my hands on wood
Would you still love me?
I’d answer you yes I would
And would you not be above me?

If I were a carpenter
And you were a lady
I’d marry you anyway
I’d have your baby

Save your love through loneliness
Save your love through sorrow
I gave you my onlyness
Give me your tomorrow

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