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Bob Seger – If I Were A Carpenter lyrics

If I were a carpenter and you were a lady

Would you marry me anyway?

Would you have my baby?

If I worked my hands in wood
I wonder would you still love me?
I say yes, I would, I'll put you above me

That's what I want you to say

Would you save my love from sorrow, if you would

And would you save my love from loneliness,

I give you my onlyness, girl and all of my tomorrows

If a tinker were my trade, would you still find me?

Carrying the pots and the pans that I made,
Walking along the highway

That long lonely highway

If I was a carpenter, and you were a lady

And I was just a carpenter,
Just a carpenter
Instead of a rock and roll star

A carpenter

A carpenter

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