"If I were a carpenter, and you were a lady..." Oh, 'scuse me! I've got an ear worm, defined by www.dictionary.com "as a catchy song or tune that runs continually through a person's mind." As worms go, I'm the fish that bites that (ear) worm every time. I've always had a problem with getting a tune stuck in my head for days on end. Sounds like a battle-worthy song!This particular wormhole is the BATTLE OF THE BANDS and it was started by FAR AWAY EYES (smooch...) and STEPHEN T. McCARTHY (sa-lute!). If you're new to this, a Battle gets posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and results appear magically six days later, on the 7th and 21st. You comment below and tell me which tune your favorite and why (if you want to elaborate). If it's absolutely necessary, I add my own humble vote to break a tie and announce the winner.
"If I Were a Carpenter" sounds like it should be a religious tune, tipping its hat to our favorite carpenter, but nope...not at all. This Tim Hardin tune (linked) has been around (he performed it at Woodstock, no less).
Many would associate this song with Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash...and that is why I'm leaving that version out.
I confess, I've got a clear favorite. Could you guess which one?
But what version is YOUR favorite? Why?
CONTENDER # 1
1966 BOBBY DARIN
1968 THE FOUR TOPS
CONTENDER # 3
1972 BOB SEGER