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Subject: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 04 - 07:51 PM

Here comes the bride
All dressed in white


Does anybody know the complete lyics?

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: LindsayInWales
Date: 19 May 04 - 08:45 PM

For us a 1950s Primary school parody was

Here comes the bride
All fat and wide
Doesn't she wiggle
From side to side


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 May 04 - 08:52 PM

Here comes the bride
Fair, fat and wide...

That's all I remember...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 May 04 - 08:54 PM

You may well have a doozy of a question there. Everybody thinks they know the song, but maybe what you quotes is all there is. All I know of are parodies. Here are a couple:
    Here comes the bride,
    all dressed in white.
    Stepped on a turtle,
    and down came her girdle.


    Here comes the bride
    all dressed in white
    slipped on a banana peel
    and went for a ride.


    Here comes the bride, all dressed in white
    I said I do, to marry you
    You said you'd carry a slob like me
    You said you'd carry a slob like me
    Bride in black
    Bride In Black
    by Rackets And Drapes



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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 May 04 - 09:06 PM

A few sites on google say they have lyrics, but a plug-in or something is required.
All I ever heard at weddings was someone behind me saying 'Here comes the bride, here comes the bride, here comes....' over and over as the march was being played.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Joybell
Date: 19 May 04 - 09:11 PM

Here comes the bride
Fair fat and wide
Ten pounds of mince meat
Walking by her side.

Never thought it was very good but that's how we sang it, in Melbourne, back in 1950. Joy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Julia
Date: 19 May 04 - 09:43 PM

Funny, I just came across a wedding song in an old Victorian songbook which I soundly rejected- I'll see if I can find it again.
I believe the the tune "Here comes the Bride" as we know it is from an opera (Lohengrin?) and as such would have German Lyrics. It was made popular by Queen Victoria's daughter, who also made the white wedding dress popular, among other things. (hence, "all dressed in white"?) I have NEVER heard it sung, only played as a march, with a piece by Mendelsohn as a recessional.
You could check a wedding traditions site.
have fun- Julia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Julia
Date: 19 May 04 - 09:50 PM

AHA! here is the lyric I found to the tune of "Here comes the Bride" as I suspected from the opera Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
This is a translation appearing in the Franklin Square song collection circa1885

Guided by us, thrice happy pair
Enter this doorway, 'tis love that unites
All that is brave, all that is fair
Love now triumphant forever unites

Champion of virtue boldly advance
Flower of beauty gently advance
Now the loud mirth of revelling is ended
Night bringing peace and bliss has descended
Fanned by the breath of happiness rest
Closed to the world , by love only blest

Guided by us, thrice happy pair
Enter this doorway, 'tis love that unites
All that is brave, all that is fair
Love now triumphant forever unites

Whew!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 May 04 - 09:58 PM

Here comes the bride,
The groom is roped and tied.
Soon he'll be branded
On his quaking hide.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Amos
Date: 19 May 04 - 10:04 PM

One site offers this reaosnable verse:

Here Comes the Bride

Here comes the bride,
All dressed in white,
Sweetly, serenly in the soft glowing light.
Lovely to see, marching to thee,
Sweet love united for eternity.

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 May 04 - 10:31 PM

Yeah, Amos, but is it authentic? I looked and looked, and could find no serious words for this, other than the first two lines.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,AD
Date: 19 May 04 - 10:39 PM

Although a number of melodies may be suitable music for weddings, there are two in particular from the world of classical music which are most frequently played. One is the Wedding March by Mendelssohn which is the incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream. It became customary to play at marriage ceremonies from about the mid 19th Century.

The other is the Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner. This is associated with weddings because it is used in his opera Lohengrin at the marriage between the title character and Elsa.

MIDI

Here comes the bride, all fat and wide
Doesn't she wiggle from side to side
Here comes the bride, all fat and wide
Ten pounds of mince meat walking by his side

Guided by us, thrice happy pair
Enter this doorway, 'tis love that unites
All that is brave, all that is fair
Love now triumphant forever unites
Champion of virtue boldly advance
Flower of beauty gently advance

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white
Sweetly, serenly in the soft glowing light
Lovely to see, marching to thee
Sweet love united for eternity


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Amos
Date: 19 May 04 - 11:08 PM

Hell, Joe, I dunno!! Not my jurisdiction, really; it seemed appropriate but I don't know the provenance.

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Cluin
Date: 19 May 04 - 11:41 PM

How I remember we sung it in the schoolyard:


Here comes the bride
Tall, fat and wide
I might have said
She was good in bed
But then I would have lied

Here comes the groom
Riding on a broom
He saw her behind
And changed his mind
And swept out the room


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 May 04 - 11:51 PM

Amos, I see AD posted the same lyrics, so maybe your credibility is increasing. I still believe it's just the first two lines that are "traditional" - those and a bunch of parodies. I think this may be a real phenomenon - a song that everybody knows the words to, except that it really doesn't have words.
Like the "Dragnet" theme, maybe: "Dunh-da DUNH-dunh, Dunh-da DUNH-da DAHHHH."
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Amos
Date: 20 May 04 - 02:28 AM

Wow -- I never thought of Dunh-da-dunh-dunh having LYRICS!! Wodda concept!


A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: JennieG
Date: 20 May 04 - 04:16 AM

Here comes the bride
Fair fat and wide
See how she wobbles
From side to side

Here comes the groom
Skinny as a broom
He can't wobble
Because there's no room!


Good literature it ain't......but it's what we sang in school a thousand years ago.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: erinmaidin
Date: 20 May 04 - 09:01 AM

Didn't realize there were lyrics but imagine they must be some sort of lament!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,AD
Date: 20 May 04 - 09:57 AM

Here comes the dyke, all dressed in white
A journey that seems like a million miles
Lovely to see, marching to thee
Sweet love united for eternity

Defining moment, love that's gay
Saying 'I do's', untraditional way
Rush to the altar under a rainbow flag
Love now triumphant, fully recognized
Making history, singing 'Marry Us!'
Flowers of beauties with matching orange ties

Here comes the dyke, all dressed in white
Exchanging vows as partners for life
Lovely to see, marching to thee
Sweet love united for eternity...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Amos
Date: 20 May 04 - 01:33 PM

Can't be the orginal set!!

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 May 04 - 01:54 PM

I recall:

Here comes the bride,
Forty inches wide.
Here comes the Vicar,
Forty inches thicker!"

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 May 04 - 05:54 PM

Amos, have you ever heard anybody sing the Dragnet theme, "la-la LA-la"? Everybody in the world hears "DUNH."

See? It goes to show you.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 20 May 04 - 06:01 PM

My father, who was a Liverpudlian, used to sing me this:

Here comes the bride
Big fat and wide.
Here comes the carriage
And she can't get inside....

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Jim McLean
Date: 21 May 04 - 04:41 AM

A Paisley version was:

Here comed the bride,
Doon Causeyside,
See how she waggles
Her big backside.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Jim McLean
Date: 21 May 04 - 04:42 AM

Sorry ..'Here COMES ..'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Charley
Date: 21 May 04 - 05:52 AM

Here comes the bride
Big, fat and wide
See how she wobbles
From side to side

Here comes the groom
Thin as a broom
He's full of gloom
Going to meet his doom


That was the version at my school...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 21 May 04 - 05:54 AM

Here comes the bride,
Fair fat and wide;
Slid down the bannisters
And broke her backside.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 May 04 - 10:44 PM

"Here comes the groom, straight as a broom,
All dirtied up with ten-cent perfume."

I believe that came from a cartoon I saw as a kid, but I can't tell you which one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 May 04 - 11:31 PM

See? Lots of parodies, but nothing that really sounds like serious lyrics. I think the song has just two lines.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 23 May 04 - 04:57 AM

Hey, Joe, how about these?

Ser-geant Friday
Asks for just the facts

Har-ry Morgan
Wishes Webb could act


Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 May 04 - 05:01 PM

So, let's pull this thread together:

Here comes the bride,
Was it homicide?
Sergeant Friday has the facts,
Of who done did the dreadful act!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST
Date: 24 May 04 - 12:03 AM

As Guest, Julia, stated, the march is from Wagner's 'Lohengrin' and the translation she found is as good as any I've seen. Those are the "official" words - but, obviously, we all know the myriad of variations much better.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Marje
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 08:40 AM

Well if those "official" words are the best anyone can come up with, for heavens' sake leave it as an instrumental. They're dreadful words, reading very much like a clumsy translation of something that was pretentious and grandiose in the original (which I daresay is what they are). The syntax is chaotic (you can't even tell what the subject of some of the sentences is meant to be), it's fulll of heavy abstract concepts, and the rhymes are dire - repetition isn't rhyme. Awful stuff - write some new words or forget it, I'd say.

Marje


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 09:57 PM

'offical words'?

Did you READ the thread in full - they're ALL Parodies (although that's a bit of an ... oxymoron?) and there ARE no real 'original official' words...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Charmain
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 11:22 AM

Here come the bride
60 inches wide
Here comes the groom
not enough room


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Marje
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 12:12 PM

Foolestroupe, I was referring to the words given by Guest Julia above, beginning, "Guided by us, thrice happy pair. Enter this doorway, 'tis love that unites..." etc.

This isn't a parody, but a translation of the German words that are sung in Wagner's opera Lohengrin.

Marje


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Emma B
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 12:19 PM

our school version

Here comes the bride
Forty inches wide
They had to knock the church door down
To get her bum inside

I'll draw a veil.......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 06:46 PM

Ok Marje.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Ollie & Ben
Date: 01 Jul 06 - 06:05 AM

Here comes the bride
50 inches wide
10 pounds of mice meat walking by her side
slipped on a banana peel and went for a ride
where did she go
she went to mexico

FAT PEOPLE!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Jul 06 - 07:48 AM

According to this web site, my quote above should have been:

Here comes the groom, straight as a broom,
All purtied up with ten-cent perfume.

(I guess "dirtied" was how I heard it as a kid.) The cartoon was "Eatin' on the Cuff" from 1942, which I saw on TV in the 50s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Liss
Date: 06 Dec 06 - 05:14 PM

Here comes the bride,
All dressed in white,
Here comes the groom,
He is ugly and doomed.

This is what i made up because i got sick of not knowing the 'real' lyrics!

Now I'm disappointed that there are no 'real' lyrics!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Wattsy
Date: 06 Dec 06 - 05:16 PM

In Paul Calf he sings:

Here comes the bride,
Whats she trying to hide?
There's something in the oven,
Is it mothers pride?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Rowan
Date: 06 Dec 06 - 09:29 PM

Joybell's version is the one I recall, but that's no surpise as I was also from Melbourne in the 50s. Guest AD mentioned that only two tunes (in particular) from classical music were associated with wedding tunes but neither was from Aida. I haven't had much to do with weddings for many years but I'm sure I recall Aida was the source of a really popular wedding march. But I'm blowed if I can recall it.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Lizzi-loo
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 07:04 PM

here comes the bride fair fat and wide here comes the groom skinny as a broom here comes the usher the old tolit flusher
thats how I heard it as I grew up:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,highlandman
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 10:21 PM

From a high-school opera festival (from long ago memory)
Maybe this is a more lyrical translation, it's probably less literal (I don't have the German available)

Faithful and true
We lead thee forth
Where love triumphant shall crown thee with joy
Star of renown
Flow'r of the earth
Bless'd be ye both far from all life's annoy

Champion victorious
Go thou before
Maid bright and glorious
Go thou before
Earth's noisy revel ye've forsaken
Tender delights for thee now awaken
Fragrant abode enshrine thee in bliss
Splendor and state in joy ye dismiss

Faithful and true etc.

If you think about what it's actually describing, it may be a tad racy for most wedding crowds....

Cheers
-G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Lucius
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 08:51 PM

The incidental music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Mendelssohn)is the melody that goes with "Here comes the Bride". As far as I know, there is no traditional lyrics, only comic verses. The wedding march from "Lohengrin" (Wagner) is typically used as a recessional. Sorry, if I am stating the obvious.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Lyric Collector
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 11:57 PM

Lyrics to the Wedding March are sung at the end of the film, "The Best Years of Our Lives", when Homer (Harold Russell) marries Wilma (Cathy O'Donnell).
The little children at the wedding sing, accompanied by Hoagy Carmichael on piano. It's been a long time since I've seen the movie, but to the best of my knowledge, the lyrics are quite close to those posted by Amos:

"Here comes the bride,
All dressed in white
Sweetly, serenely,
In the soft glowing light

Lovely to see
Marching to thee
Sweet love united
For eternity"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,A.G.
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 12:56 AM

Here comes the bride
All fat and wide
here comes the groom
thinner than a broom
here comes the usher the old toilet flusher...


thats all I know! :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 05:40 AM

Sorry to be so boring & serious, but can anyone point me to a web page that has the DOTS for this melody? I can remember the first bits (that fit all the words posted above) but there's a middle part that is hazy in the old brain cells. I hate to buy anything just for such a small portion of the piece (which I don't even particularly like), but I have to do a harp arrangement of it for one of my students to play at a wedding, so I need to get the rest. Even if it's not downloadable, if I can just see the music notation on the screen I can copy it. Thanks!

I first heard the girl next door sing this, "Here comes the bride, all dressed in pride" which has a rather nice metaphorical ring. (Well, we WERE only 4 years old...)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 05:47 AM

Wooooops, scrub the above. I just looked in one of the Related Threads (AFTER I posted, natch) and see that the incomparable Masato has as usual pulled the rabbit out of the hat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Ruminative Be
Date: 30 Nov 07 - 04:19 AM

Well, the one I heard is:

Here comes the bride,
All dressed in white.
Here comes te bride
With a big backside.

Right. It's utterly childish and impossibly ridiculous. Insultingly funny, nonetheless.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,waz from abs
Date: 06 Jan 08 - 03:25 PM

all we ever heard except for the slipping on a banana peel version is the following:

here comes the bride
short, fat, and wide
watch how she wiggles...

That's enough thank you Paul!! (from mummy)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride (serious versions)
From: GUEST,people
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 02:14 PM

here comes the bride all dressed in white here comes the groom dressed like a baboon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 04:08 PM

"Collected" in Reading, Berks mid 70s ;-)

Here comes the bride
All fat and wide
See how she wobbles
From side to side

Here comes the bride
All fat and wide
Gets into the taxi-
Falls out the other side


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,angry
Date: 04 May 08 - 09:49 AM

all of thse are very nasty towards the bride. i suspect half of you are married? well please, what would your wives say about that!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 16 May 08 - 04:16 PM

The one I have heard was:

"Here comes the Bride,
Six inches wide,
Here comes the Vicar,
Six inches thicker!"

That's the only one I've heard.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 May 08 - 04:20 PM

They say the most desirable thing in a partner is a sense of humour.
Are you married, Guest angry?

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Dec
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 03:31 PM

Here comes the bride
All fat and wide
Dressed like a mess
She failes to impress

:D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 07:05 PM

Here comes the bride all dressed in wide, Her name is Clyde she reads the TV Guide


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 07:20 PM

Here comes the bride,
All fat and wide,
Can't see the bridegroom
Because of the bride.

Learned this version at school in England in the late 50s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 06:54 PM

Folkies tend to use Come write me down

Worked for me anyway, back in 1964. So far anyway...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Betsy Wetsy
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 03:29 AM

These were the versions we sang in the 60's in elementary school....

(ours were very "colorful" lol)

Here comes the bride
All dressed in Pink
Open up the window,
and let out the Stink

and

Here comes the bride
All dressed in Green
her butt-cheeks are so wide
that the groom was lost between

and

Here comes the bride
All dressed in Yellow
Don't know how that ugly girl
had ever found a fellow

and

Here comes the bride
All dressed in Black
The groom disappeared and
he never did come back

There were more, but I don't remember them


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: IvanB
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 12:25 AM

Interesting to see the various messages in this thread over the years. Seems as if nobody (and I'm no exception) can remember more than a few lines of the "unofficial" words we used to sing as kids. As has been noted, Guest, Julia, way back in May '04 came up with a translation of the German words used in Lohengrin. I'd seen a translation of them myself somewhere and though I can't remember if they were exactly the same as those she quoted, the sense of them is certainly the same.

Also, Lucius mentioned above that the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin is used as a recessional and that the traditional processional is Mendelssohn's Wedding March (from the Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream, as stated). Actually the opposite is true. The Bridal Chorus was written with words sung by the opera chorus, and starts with the tune of "Here Comes the Bride." The Mendelssohn was written as strictly instrumental music to be played during breaks in the play.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,steve
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 09:29 PM

Here comes the bride,
All fat and wide,
she slipped on a banana peel and went for a ride.
Where did she go?
South mexico
What did she wear?
Her dirty underwear
What did she do?
A big fat poo……


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,A Regular Wedding Crasher
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 09:48 PM

At weddings, all I here is:

Here comes the bride
Here comes the bride
Here comes the briiiiiide
Here comes the bride

(Repeat for as long as it takes the bride to come down the aisle)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 07:07 PM

here comes the bride
all fat and wide

where is the groom?
hes in the ladies room

why is he there?
he lost his underwear

why did he lose it?
the bride had to use it



thats all I can remember from when I was little


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: open mike
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 09:46 PM

and the chorus to "those were the days (my friend, we thought they'd never end0" goes Dai-dai-dai-dai da-da, dai-dai-dai-dai da-da


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Ellie
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 05:02 PM

Here comes the bride
Sixty Inches wide
Watch how she wa-ddels from side to side


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 10:24 PM

Just for dating purposes — most of the 'fat & wide, see how she wobbles' versions above are attrib'd to the posters' own 50s childhoods. I learned it in my 30s childhood from my mother, born 1909, from her childhood recollections, So that verse goes back a good way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Ashyy
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 09:23 AM

at school there were so many versions has anyone herd this one...

Here comes the bride
50 foot wide
Here comes the groom
Looking like a baboon
Here comes the vicors
wearing bid granny knickers
Here comes the page boy
playing with his barbie toy
Here comes the rest
taking the piss out of her dress
....... and so on

i cant remember the rest sorry if any one has herd it please tell rest !!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,guest!
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 03:34 PM

i know this one:

here omes the bride
all fat and wide

here comes the groom
skinny as a broom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 01 May 10 - 07:55 AM

here comes the bride
all fat and wide
see how she wobbles
from side to side
here comes the groom
thin as a broom
if the bride weren't so wide
then he'd have more room

as per 1950s London!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,scar
Date: 07 May 10 - 12:35 AM

here comes the bride,
all dressed in white,
look at her father as he shines with pride,
here comes the groom,
a sweet, love sick fool,
cant wait til they say the the i do's
and go off on the honeymoon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Unknown Person
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 02:48 PM

Here comes the bride,
She would have lied.
She has a guide
That would have lied

Here comes the groom,
Coming for her doom.
This is for you,
'Cause I have to use the loo (bathroom).


LOL A REMIX


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,lol idk
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 11:53 PM

here comes the bride the bride
all fat and wide!
here comes the groom
skinny as a broom!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 04:38 AM

i think all these are nasty,i sang here comes the bride 50m wide,i diden't know the rest or evan what that ment !!!!!!!! I am very sorry to the person i said it to and i will no longer singing any of these silly songs x daisy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 04:41 AM

daisy i strongly agree xx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 11:11 PM

For the record:

It comes back to me that in my mother's version, ca 2nd decade of C20 [see my entry 18 nov 09 1024], the Bride did not wiggle, waggle nor wobble, but "waddled" ~ an expressive verb for a fat·&·wide woman's movements that I don't think appears anywhere above.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 01 May 11 - 06:08 AM

And here is the original text of Wagner's libretto, Lohengtin, Act 3, with a non-lyrical translation.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: Peter the Squeezer
Date: 01 May 11 - 06:24 AM

From my childhood memories -

Here comes the bride
Sixty inches wide
Here comes the vicar
Sixty inches thicker


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Nikki
Date: 24 May 11 - 10:57 PM

This is what I remember as a kid:

Here comes the Bride,
All fat and wide,
Here is the Groom,
Skinny as a Broom.


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