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Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions

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Subject: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Kampervan
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 08:46 AM

Hi there everyone

Help please.

My niece, who is getting married in New Zealand wants a couple of us, who will be going over there for the ceremony,to sing a folk song as she enters.

It's an outdoor civil ceremony, and she would like something to remind her of her roots and which is cheerful and ideally originates from Lincolnshire.

So, not much of a challenge then.

Can anyone help? All suggestions gratefully considered.

Thanks very much

Kampervan


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Kampervan
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 11:52 AM

P.S.
If it is possible to give a link to the tune that goes with any suggestions then that would be even better.

Thanks again

K/van


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 11:55 AM

The Copper Family 's Wedding Song (Come write me down ye powers above the man who first invented love) But perhaps NOT with the added last vese about sixteen rounds !!


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 12:06 PM

It partially depends on what qualifies as "a folk song" (but let's not get that argument started!) for your purposes.

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine might do.

I don't suppose you'd want to sing The Man Who Wrote The "Home Sweet Home" Never Was a Married Man!


Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Tootler
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 12:26 PM

Brigg Fair is from Lincolnshire and the sentiments expressed seem appropriate to the occasion.

The melody also happens to be rather lovely too.


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 12:50 PM

http://www.folkalley.com/archives/000405.php


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 02:09 PM

Robert Burns' song "The Lea Rig."


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 02:25 PM

It isn't very long, but Mairis Wedding is nice.


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Cats
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 03:44 PM

'Searching for Lambs' is stunning and I have sung it at many weddings, including one in Canada that we couldn't be at!. So, some of us recorded it and sent it over and at the exact time it was being played in Canada some of us were at WHFF and sang it for them at the same time. It's on the lyrics bit.


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Effsee
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 04:15 PM

Leon Rosselson's "Don't get married girls" would probably get a few laughs!


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Bill Hahn//\\
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 04:24 PM

Kate Wolf wrote her "Give Yourself T Love" was specifically written for a wedding. Interestingly it is also a wonderful piece for a memorial service as well.

Bill Hahn


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: GUEST,Popinjay
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 04:26 PM

How about 'Don't you be foolish pray' as sung by Nick Jones?


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Greg B
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 04:27 PM

Isn't it Grand


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: GUEST,Black Tom
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 05:17 PM

The greatest folk love song of the sixties, "A Daisy a Day"


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 05:42 PM

Rue the day, followed by Maids when you're young, and run like hell!


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 06:02 PM

Ah yes.....Starting a new life together and you need something appropriate that speaks to your future, your hopes and dreams, and what you can make of it ...................hmmmm............I'd suggest "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" done slowly and with feeling. Either that or "Darktown Strutter's Ball".......Your choice.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 06:41 PM

Brian Dawson has a traditional Lincolnshire song which starts "get a little table ,then a little chair,then a tiny house in a tiny square....."
I'm sure somebody will know the rest
geoff


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 07:12 PM

Depending on the age - Maids Went You're Young Never Wed An Old Man! Giggle.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Snuffy
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 07:43 PM

It's A Great Big Shame

But seriously, as Tootler says, look no further than Brigg Fair


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Mudjack
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 08:03 PM

I'm with Bill Hahn on "Give Yourself to Love". I sang it at my daughters wedding. A most appropiate wedding song. Thanks Bill, I did not know that it was written as a wedding song. I just knew the words were perfect for the occasion.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: kendall
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 08:21 PM

I sang Gordon Bok's song "Hearth and Fire" at a friend's wedding. It seemed to fit quite well.


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 10:29 PM

I often sang "Froggy Went A-Courting" at weddings. It was well received most of the time. (Did it twice at funerals too.)

Art


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Severn
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 11:18 PM

Laurie Lewis' "Love Chooses You" off of the CD of the same name or the "Earth & Sky" CD.

Ralph McTell's "Pity The Boy" off the album "Streets" would do nicely, as well.

I don't know if they will bring Lincolnshire to mind, but they'll bring other good thoughts.


("Red Haired Mary", "Katherine Jaffray" "Give Me Back My Five Dollars" and the like can wait til folks have had a few at the reception).


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 03:13 AM

D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

eric


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 03:40 AM

Outward Bound by Tom Paxton expresses all the joy and trepidation of setting forth on a new life/love, and that it's up to the people concerned to make the good things happen.
Possibly Tom Paxton's family roots go back to Lincolnshire?
Giok


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Fliss
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 06:35 AM

How about the hymn 'Fight the good fight'

:-)


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: jimmyt
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 06:51 AM

Peter Paul and Mary did a beautiful song called"Wedding Song" that bears at least a look


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: muppitz
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 08:12 AM

The November wedding by Vin Garbutt.
I sang it at my Aunt & Uncle's wedding, it's a lovely song.

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Mo the caller
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 08:20 AM

'Get a little table'is certainly cheerful.
Is your neice o womans libber? She might think twice about the verse that goes something like..
A married man has comforts that a single man has not
His clothes are alway mended and his dinner's always hot.


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Mo the caller
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 08:23 AM

Find out from her how old a song has to be before it counts as a folk song, we all have our own definitions and some of these suggestions aren't traditional.


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Midchuck
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 08:24 AM

Especially for couples who are not really young, and have maybe been around once already -

"Sometimes When I Get to Thinking," By Buffy St. Marie

"No Telling," by Linda Thompson, turned into a cowboy song by Tom Russell.

Neither of them are folk songs by most peoples' definition, of course.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Big Mick
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 08:34 AM

Call and the Answer. Do it in a folksy down tempo kind of arrangement.

Plenty of good suggestions here.


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Fidjit
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 09:27 AM

Song can get you into trouble, but the dance for the couple should be " Rosa's Waltz"

Chas


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 09:37 AM

Dear Little Buffalo Boy?


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: GUEST,Desdemona
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 09:46 AM

I think Nick Drake's "Northern Sky" is very beautiful and romantic, albeit not technically a "folk" song; maybe *I'll* use it, if I ever get married (again)!

~D


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: leeneia
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 12:13 PM

The world needs a wedding-entrance folk song, so I just wrote one while lying in the bath.

To the tune of "All Creatures of our God and King" (Lasst uns erfreuen.)

Come, friends, the wedding day is here.
Come, friends, with prayer and loving cheer
Join together, Join together!
Come kith* and kin, you're welcome here.
Come friends and family, far and near
Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers
Bless these new ones! Bless their union!
Join together!

(PM'd to kampervan)

*kith = familiar friends, neighbors., fellow countrymen or acquaintances


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: leeneia
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 12:21 PM

P.S. Sorry it's not from Lincolnshire, but it IS from a spot a mere 200 miles from Lincoln, Nebraska.

I suggest adding a little percussion to the piece to give it a Renaissance-dance flavo(u)r.


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: jonmac
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 06:56 PM

Ewan Macoll
The first time ever I saw your face!

A Friend sang Amazing Grace at my wedding - and that's lasted nearly 25 years!


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: GUEST,kampervan
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 08:14 AM

Well, what a lot of ideas, and some of them are VERY good. Thank you everyone.

Guess it's time for me to do a bit of research and start listening to them so that I can make up my mind and start learning the appropriate songs.

Thanks again.

Cheers
Kampervan


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Scrump
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 08:19 AM

How about: Side By Side


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Subject: RE: Folk song for a wedding? Suggestions
From: Sooz
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 08:20 AM

The Lincolnshire Wedding Song - I'll post rest of the words (as refered to by Old Git) when I get home from work

Some people think its jolly for to lead the single life
But I believe in marriage and the comforts of a wife
For a wifes the greatest blessing if shes honest good and true
So if you want to marry lads I'll tell you what to do

Get a little table and a little chair
Get a tiny house in a tiny square
Get a little wife and then a little tin
And don't forget the cradle for to rock the baby in


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