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If I Were A Carpenter – guitar tab

If I Were A Carpenter | guitar tab
Performed by Pete Townshend at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, North London on April 14, 1974
From the "Wild Action" CD
Written by Tim Hardin

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Transcribed by                                        Whotabs
Eric Krum (ekrum67@msn.com)        2001-11-24         www.thewho.net/whotabs
              

Capo on 5

Chords: G5       = X X 5 7 8 X
        G        = X X 5 7 8 7
        Gsus2    = X X 5 7 8 5	
        Fsus2    = X 8 7 5 8 5 
        C6/E     = X 7 5 5 8 5 	
        C        = 7 6 5 5 8 5
        G/D      = X 5 5 7 8 7


Begin with "off-kilter" riff on beat 2:
      G5
     |---------------|-------------|
     |-----8---------|--8-8-----8--|
     |-----7-5-------|--7-7-----7--|
     |(5)--5---8-5---|5-5-5-----5--| 
     |-------------8-|------5^8-8--|
     |---------------|-------------| (repeat x 4)
Count: 1   2   3   4...  


(Verse 1)
           |Fsus2
If I were a carpenter

|C6/E           |G Gsus2 G5
  And you were a Lady

|G          Gsus2 G5 |Fsus2
  Would you marry me  anyway

|C6/E              |G Gsus2 G5 |G Gsus2 G5
  Would you have my baby


(Verse 2)
If I worked my hands in wood
Would you still love me        
Answer me, "Yes, I would"   
I put you above me


(Bridge)
|Fsus2   C           |G
 Save my love through loneliness

|Fsus2   C           |G
 Save my love through sorrow

|G                 |Fsus2
  I've given you my only-ness      

|C               |G
  Give me your to-morrows


(Repeat intro riff x 2 then verse 2)

(Verse 3)
If a miller were my trade      
At the mill wheel grinding      
Would you miss your colored bath 
And your soft shoes shining


(Break 1) 
|Fsus2   |C6/E    |Fsus2  C6/E |G/D
 La,la,la,la       la,    la,la,la

|Fsus2   |C6/E    |Fsus2  C6/E |G     |G
 Ooh,     ooh,     ooh,   ooh,  ooh 


(Verse 4)
If I were a tinker
Would you still find me        
Would you carry the pots I made
Following behind me


(Break 2)
(Repeat riff x 3)

|Fsus2    |C6/E    |G5     |G5    |Fsus2    |C6/E

(Repeat riff x 2 then verse 1)

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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