If I Were A Carpenter
Small Faces Lyrics

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?

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Steve Marriott was the greatest lead singer of all time, and the template for all future rock vocals.

Roelf Otter

The best band ever.

Robin LLanelli

Small Faces, surely the best ever British band not to be a hit in the US? Steve Marriott never realised just how good he really was, very sad and sadly missed.

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Unfortunately, I think Steve did know how good he was. That only added to the frustration he felt. Terrible sad end to a young man who had and gave so much to us. Perhaps one of the best British singers ever; in my opinion.

steve rose

@glenn h Friedman Yes, Ogden's Nut Gone Flake was huge in the late 60's - early 1970's in New Jersey; and many of the hip girls in miniskirts and jean jackets in my HS were very much into the Small Faces and especially Steve Marriott even before Ogden's was released.

Lee Cash

Ian McLagan got busted for 'possession' so they couldn't tour in 66-67.

Stephen Smith

@Oliver Marks Yes. They were paid £20 per week each… where did the money go, Arden?!

The CCP is a parasite

Yep, I never knew about them until they were already gone. Of the many versions of this classic, this is my favorite. Up there with Johnny Cash's fantastic cover.

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Jude Macmillan

Marriott and Lane so underrated total genius sadly missed but never forgotten RIP

Ken Harrington

Marriot has a very distintive voice and no one has come even close to it. fantastic version of a great song.

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