"If I Were a Carpenter" is a song written by American folk musician Tim Hardin and features on his 1967 album Tim Hardin 2. It was one of the songs performed by Hardin at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.
The song has been covered a number of times by other artists including Bobby Darin, Joan Baez, The Four Tops, and Bob Seger. In 1966, French singer Johnny Hallyday covered the song in French as "Si j'étais un charpentier". In 1970, a duet version by Johnny Cash and June Carter went to number 2 on the US country chart.
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