IF I WERE A CARPENTER

Latest update on 05/09/2020

Artist: Bobby Darin
Author: Tim Hardin
Label: Atlantic
Year: 1966

Top 10 US.

Covers:

1966:

Tim Hardin [author, with Hang On To A Dream on the B-side]

1966:

Johnny Rivers

1966:

Jody Miller [as If You Were A Carpenter]

1966:

Joan Baez [idem]

1966:

Rokes [as Se Io Fossi Povero]

1967:

Bob Dylan & The Band [Basement tape]

1967:

Cornelis Vreeswijk [as Om Jag Vore Arbetslös]

1968:

Four Tops [top 20 US & R&B]

1968:

Flatt & Scruggs

1968:

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

1968:

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

1968:

Herbie Mann

1968:

Johnny Hallyday [as Si j'étais un charpentier]

1969:

Small Faces

1969:

Harry Belafonte

1969:

Katja Ebstein [as Ohne Geld und Namen]

1970:

Johnny Cash & June Carter

1970:

Waylon Jennings

1970:

Lee Dorsey

1971:

Chicken Shack

1971:

Michael Holm [as Wenn ich nur ein Maler wär]

1972:

Bob Seger

1972:

King Curtis

1973:

Spotnicks

1974:

Leon Russell

1975:

Leslie West

1982:

Bert Jansch

1989:

Beat Farmers

1990:

Ed Kuepper

1993:

Robert Plant

2000:

Luka Bloom

2005:

Dolly Parton

2006:

Marie Fredriksson [as Om Jag Vore Arbetslös]

2007:

Sheryl Crow & Willie Nelson

2009:

Roch Voisine

Meanwhile Tim Hardin had a minor hit with Bobby Darin's Simple Song Of Freedom. They attended each other's recording session and swapped. See also: Red Balloon.

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