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'Family' song for wedding reception

08 Aug 99 - 01:53 PM (#103166)
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From: PattyG

This has proven to be kinda tough. Thought it was solved, but no-o-o-o-o.....!

Second wedding for the couple and after their first dance, dad will dance with his daughter and then the mother will dance with her son to___________________? It needs to be some sort of "family" song as during the song, other family members will begin to dance with each other (all immedicate family members of the united couple.) Can't be "We Are Family" since the groom doensn't fast dance.

A long time ago, Debby Boone (and her family) sang a song during a Christmas special about family......it was really pretty, but have never found it. Anyone know anything about that one?

We had thought they were going to use "Always" sung by a mixed chorus, but the kids thought it seemed to "old." so! Whaddya think?


08 Aug 99 - 02:47 PM (#103175)
Subject: RE: 'Family' song for wedding reception
From: Margo

I sang at a couple of weddings, and the one song I sang at both was "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof.

It is a great slow waltz, very easy to dance to. You can repeat verses, do an instrumental interlude, make longer or shorter as you'd like.

Margarita


08 Aug 99 - 04:02 PM (#103181)
Subject: RE: 'Family' song for wedding reception
From: PattyG

Yes, that's a beautiful song, but this is the wedding for the parents and so the context has to have more of a reference to family or just love in general (not "intimate" type love) - see what I mean?

I'm beginning to think about looking into some contempory Christian music..........maybe I'll find something appropriate. They sort of like country music, but so far, I've not come up with anything that is "just right."


08 Aug 99 - 04:18 PM (#103187)
Subject: RE: 'Family' song for wedding reception
From: Tiger

Patty......

How about "Precious Friend, You Will Be There"
by Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie?

.....Tiger


08 Aug 99 - 11:43 PM (#103257)
Subject: RE: 'Family' song for wedding reception
From: Joe Offer

I think I'd vote for "Sunrise, Sunset." It's one of the most beautiful wedding songs I know, and the words certainly fit the whole idea of family. Another might be TURN AROUND, by Malvina Reynolds and others.
-Joe Offer-


08 Aug 99 - 11:56 PM (#103261)
Subject: Lyr Add: SUNRISE, SUNSET (Harnick, Bock)
From: Joe Offer

Just to reinforce my vote....

SUNRISE, SUNSET
(Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Music: Jerry bock)
©1964, Alley Music Corp.

Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don't remember growing older
When did they?
When did she get to be a beauty?
When did he get to be so tall?
Wasn't it yesterday when they
Were small?
Sunrise, Sunset
Sunrise, Sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze
Sunrise, Sunset
Sunrise, Sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears
What words of wisdom can I give them?
How can I help to ease their ways?
Now they must learn from one another
Day by day
They look so natural together
Just like two newleyweds should be
Is there a canopy in store
For me?
Sunrise, Sunset
Sunrise, Sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears

JRO


09 Aug 99 - 12:05 AM (#103265)
Subject: RE: 'Family' song for wedding reception
From: emily rain

i can hold my tongue no longer. : ) how about "teach your children well"? it's got the "teach your _parents_ well" verse and all... tender and loving... 'course, the implication that it's a child's job to grow and a parent's job to die is inappropriate... is this going to be a live performance? if so, you can slightly alter the words to just about any sweet family song and have the perfect 2nd wedding anthem.

"Where are you going,
my little mom, little mom?
where are you going,
my mommie my own?"

*giggle*


09 Aug 99 - 12:57 PM (#103380)
Subject: RE: 'Family' song for wedding reception
From: Barbara Shaw

How about the song "Get Together" made famous by the Youngbloods?

Get Together
Youngbloods

Love is but a song to sing
Fear's the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why.

(Chorus)
Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now.

Some may come and some may go
We shall surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment's sunlight
Fading in the grass.

If you hear the song I sing
You will understand (listen!)
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
It's there at you command.


21 Sep 99 - 12:52 PM (#116178)
Subject: RE: 'Family' song for wedding reception
From: Barbara Shaw

Hi PattyG. So which one did you use?