Happy Birthday, Tim Hardin

Today marks the 69th anniversary of the birth of the sublime singer-songwriter Tim Hardin, who died tragically of a drug overdose in 1980.

Hardin wrote such timeless nuggets as “Reason to Believe,” “The Lady Came From Baltimore,” “Misty Roses” and “How Can We Hang On to a Dream,” but, of course, he’s best known for penning the classic “If I Were a Carpenter” – covered by everyone from Bobby Darin to Johnny Cash.

Here’s Hardin’s own version of the song as he performed it at the 1969 Woodstock Festival:

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