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The House Carpenter  The Handsome Family

[Verse 1] 
[A5]Well met, well met, said an old true love
[A5]Well met, well met, said he
[A5]I'm just returning from the salt, salt sea,
[A5]and it's all for the love of thee
[Verse 2] 
[A5]Come in, come [G5]in, my old true l[A5]ove
and have a s[G5]eat with [A5]me
It's been three-fourths of a l[G5]ong, long year
since tog[A5]ether [E5]we have b[A5]een
[Verse 3] 
[A5]Well, I can't come [G5]in or I can't sit d[A5]own
For I haven't but a m[G5]oment's t[A5]ime
They say you're married to a h[G5]ouse carpenter
and your h[A5]eart will n[E5]ever be m[A5]ine
[Verse 4] 
[A5]That's odd, could've married a king's daughter dear
[A5]I'm sure she'd've married me
[A5]But, I've forsaken her crowns of gold
[A5]all for the love of thee
[Verse 5] 
[A5]So, will you for[G5]saken your house carpen[A5]ter
and come and [G5]go with [A5]me?
I'll take you where the grass g[G5]rows green
on the b[A5]anks of the d[E5]eep blue s[A5]ea
[Verse 6] 
[A5]She picked [G5]up her little b[A5]abe
and kisses g[G5]ave it th[A5]ree
Says stay right here my d[G5]arling little babe
and k[A5]eep your poppa [E5]compa[A5]ny
[Verse 7] 
[A5]Well they hadn't been on ship for about two weeks,
[A5]I'm sure it was not three,
[A5]when his true love sat down and began to weep
[A5]and mourn most bitterly
[Verse 8] 
[A5]Says are you w[G5]eepin' for my silver or my g[A5]old?
Says are you w[G5]eepin' for my st[A5]ore?
Or are you weepin' for that h[G5]ouse carpenter
whose f[A5]ace you'll never s[E5]ee no m[A5]ore?
[Verse 9] 
[A5]No, I'm not w[G5]eepin' for your silver or your g[A5]old
Or neither [G5]for your s[A5]tore
I am weepin' for my d[G5]arling little babe
whose f[A5]ace I'll never [E5]see no m[A5]ore
[Verse 10] 
[A5]Well they hadn't been on ship for about three weeks,
[A5]I'm sure it was not four,
[A5]when they sprung a leak in the bottom of the ship
[A5]and it sunk for to rise no more

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