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The Handsome Family - The House Carpenter Chords

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The House Carpenter Chords

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The Handsome Family

[Intro]

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[Verse 1]

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Well met, well met, said an old true love
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Well met, well met, said he
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I'm just returning from the salt, salt sea,
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and it's all for the love of thee

[Verse 2]

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Come in, come in, my old true love
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and have a seat with me
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It's been three-fourths of a long, long year
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since together we have been

[Verse 3]

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Well, I can't come in or I can't sit down
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For I haven't but a moment's time
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They say you're married to a house carpenter
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and your heart will never be mine

[Verse 4]

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That's odd, could've married a king's daughter dear
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I'm sure she'd've married me
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But, I've forsaken her crowns of gold
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all for the love of thee

[Verse 5]

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So, will you forsaken your house carpenter
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and come and go with me?
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I'll take you where the grass grows green
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on the banks of the deep blue sea

[Verse 6]

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She picked up her little babe
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and kisses gave it three
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Says stay right here my darling little babe
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and keep your poppa company

[Verse 7]

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Well they hadn't been on ship for about two weeks,
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I'm sure it was not three,
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when his true love sat down and began to weep
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and mourn most bitterly

[Verse 8]

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Says are you weepin' for my silver or my gold?
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Says are you weepin' for my store?
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Or are you weepin' for that house carpenter
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whose face you'll never see no more?

[Verse 9]

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No, I'm not weepin' for your silver or your gold
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Or neither for your store
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I am weepin' for my darling little babe
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whose face I'll never see no more

[Verse 10]

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Well they hadn't been on ship for about three weeks,
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I'm sure it was not four,
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when they sprung a leak in the bottom of the ship
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and it sunk for to rise no more

[Outro]

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