Out of all of the duets between Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, “If I Were a Carpenter” is one of my favorites. It’s just simply a very lovely song. Of course, it helps that the song was written by the exceptionally talented Tim Hardin.

This version isn’t the album version but it’s a pretty good live version of the song, performed during one of Johnny Cash’s Christmas specials – yeah, the Man in Black had a weekly variety show, and they did a Christmas special.