Nickel Creek

House Carpenter

Nickel Creek


save to print version add songbook text version e-mail correct tuner
chordsukulelecavacokeyboardtabbassdrumsharmonicaflute Guitar Pro

there isn't a video lesson for this song


House Carpenter

Capo on 2nd fret
Intro Em D Bm C D 
All mandolin breaks in the song follow the same  
chords as verse. 
Well Met, Well Met, Said an old true love. 
Well Met, Well Met, Said He 
                          D         Bm             C                       
I just returned from the salt, salt sea. And it's all for 
      D       Em 
the love of thee. 
Come In, Come in, My Own true love  
and have a seat by me 
                              D          Bm          C 
It's been three-fourths of a long, long year since together 
D        Em 
we have been 
I can't come in and I can't sit down,  
for I've only a moment's time. 
                               D        Bm            C 
They say you're married to a house capenter and your heart  
       D       Em 
will never be mine 
I could've married the king's daughter fair 
And she would've married me. 
                          D        Bm             C 
But I have forsaken her crowns of gold, and it's all for  
      D       Em 
the love of thee 
Now will you forsake your house carpenter, 
And go along with me? 
                         D           Bm           C 
I'll take you wher the grass grows green on the banks of the  
D          Em 
deep blue sea. 
Then she picked up her darling little babe  
and kisses she gave it three. 
                              D           Bm         C 
Saying stay right here you darling little babe, and keep  
           D    Em 
your papa company. 
They had not been on the ship two weeks 
I'm sure it was not three. 
                               D          Bm             C 
'Til this true love began to weep and to mourn and she wept 
     D      Em 
most bitterly. 
Saying are you weeping for my silver and my gold? 
Saying are you weeping for my store? 
                              D         Bm          C 
Or are you weeping for your house carpenter, whose face  
              D       Em 
you'll never see no more? 
I am not weeping for your silver and your gold. 
I am not weeping for your store. 
                            D           Bm         C 
No, I am weeping for my darling little babe whose face i'll 
       D       Em 
never see no more 
A curse, a curse to the sailor she cried.   
A curse, A Curse she swore. 
                      D            Bm          C 
You robbed me of my darling little babe. That I shall never 
D        Em 
see no more. 
They had not been on the ship three weeks.   
I'm sure is was not four.   
                                D            Bm       C 
When there came a leak in the bottem of the ship and sank 
            D       Em 
the for to rise no more.  

E-Chords has the most powerful ukulele chords dictionary on the internet. You can enter any chord and even choose the pitch of each string.

Full key step upFull key step up
Half key step upHalf key step up
Half key step downHalf key step down
Full key step downFull key step down
hide glossary

See also:

chords John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads (ver. 2) chords Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle chords Dolly Parton - Jolene chords Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman chords Jim Croce - Operator chords The Band - The Weight

Other versions:

ukulele Nickel Creek - House Carpenter ukulele Faun Fables - House Carpenter ukulele Bob Dylan - House Carpenter
auto scroll beats size up size down change color
tab show chords e-chords YouTube Clip e-chords hide all tabs e-chords go to top tab