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Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding

09 Jun 18 - 04:51 PM (#3930016)
Subject: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: GUEST,Steve

I'm planning to get married soon - I'd thought to sing my bride a song at the reception.

Any thoughts on suitable traditional songs?

Thanks!


09 Jun 18 - 07:15 PM (#3930034)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: GUEST

I should have requested suggestions of suitably romantic traditional songs :)

Thanks!


09 Jun 18 - 08:54 PM (#3930047)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: GUEST,Kristoffer Ross

Hi, Steve!
    Firstly, Congratulations! May you both have many, many joyous years together.
    At both of the weddings I have sung at, Red is the Rose was requested. At the second, a few weeks ago, the bride and groom had my band sing it during the ceremony, following readings. It was a very beautifully done evening.
    Best wishes,
~Kristoffer


10 Jun 18 - 04:23 AM (#3930086)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: GUEST

Many beautiful Burns songs....eg off the top of my head:
Of a' the airts
My love is like a red red rose

But there are loads more, and most set to traditional tunes or tunes of his time (late 1700s


10 Jun 18 - 05:24 PM (#3930182)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: Tattie Bogle

I know it's not what you asked for, but my son got married last year, and wrote his own song for his bride. It was absolutely beautiful, not a dry eye in the house!


13 Jun 18 - 11:23 AM (#3930690)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: topical tom

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Ewen McCaul.


13 Jun 18 - 12:37 PM (#3930700)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: Tattie Bogle

Or even Ewan McColl!


13 Jun 18 - 01:42 PM (#3930713)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: GUEST,Ebor Fiddler

"The Wedding Song" from the Copper Family.


13 Jun 18 - 02:32 PM (#3930721)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: Raggytash

Being a tad flippant "Don't get married girls"

I have actually sung this at weddings and with one exception (a none folkie do) it has always been well received !!


13 Jun 18 - 05:26 PM (#3930744)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: topical tom

Tattie Bogle: Yes and only him! Ewen McColl! Thanks for the corrrection.


13 Jun 18 - 11:52 PM (#3930769)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: GUEST

'Maids when you're Young' always goes down well


14 Jun 18 - 02:23 AM (#3930770)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: Dave Hanson

Ewan not Ewen.

Dave H


14 Jun 18 - 06:14 AM (#3930809)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: Georgiansilver

I would probably do this one as it would WOW everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V430M59Yn8


14 Jun 18 - 06:17 AM (#3930811)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: Georgiansilver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPizIaBPhSg


14 Jun 18 - 06:18 AM (#3930812)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: Georgiansilver

That's another version by Andreas Bocelli


14 Jun 18 - 10:32 AM (#3930852)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: Tattie Bogle

As I said, DH and TT. My son's name is Ewan: admittedly there are about half a dozen ways of spelling it, but my son and Mr McColl are both Ewan.

Hope you find a good song, anyway, Steve.
If you're at all into musicals "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific has great lyrics for such an occasion.


14 Jun 18 - 03:07 PM (#3930897)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: FreddyHeadey

[please please please
don't let this thread become a discussion about EM's name!
Don't even tell Jim or Dick that another thread with His name in it even exists.

;-) btw TB - it's "Mac...."]


14 Jun 18 - 04:33 PM (#3930919)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: Tattie Bogle

Ok Freddy, I'm suitably chastised and mortified at my mistake, but I did try also to get the thread back on track - Songs for a Wedding!
;-))


15 Jun 18 - 08:52 AM (#3931007)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for a wedding
From: GUEST,guest

If the bride to be has a good trad. poetic name you might find a personalised trad. style song to go with it. Much of all this depends on the type of vocal range/style and instrumentation you have to accompany the song.