I have previously disclosed that I was not much into rock when I was a teenager. With age, I have started to appreciate some of its rough and genuine appeal. Certainly some of the rock ballads seem to have managed to allure even my younger mind.
I was in my mid twenties when a friend introduced me to a solo album made by Robert Plant. To be honest, I can not even remember today how it all came about, but suddenly I was an an owner of a rock tape. I still have it somewhere, in my old tape collection. If it would be possible to examine it, one can see that a particular song was re-played very often. "If I Were A Carpenter" is truly a classic. Originally composed by Tim Hardin, it seems to have been covered and performed by numerous artists.
Although I in no way can claim to know all the covers, from the few I have heard over the years, the below seems to be the best version. By far.