Thursday, July 6, 2017

McQ's #59 Song Of 1967 - IF I WERE A CARPENTER - Tim Hardin

Coming in at #59 in our best songs of 1967 countdown, Tim Hardin's If I Were A Carpenter, which had already been a top ten hit for Bobby Darin the year before when Hardin decide to include his own version of his song on his 1967 sophomore album Tim Hardin 2.

One of the most enduring folk songs of the sixties, the Oregon native's composition would go on to be a top 100 hit three more times in cover versions by The Four Tops (my personal fav of the covers), Johnny Cash and June Carter, and Bob Seger, and was also given a gender reversal spin by Joan Baez.

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