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Need Irish 'love song' for wedding day

23 Sep 99 - 04:01 PM (#116994)
Subject: Need Irish 'love song' for wedding day
From: SingsIrish Songs

Are there any? I am helping a bride find an appropriate song she might sing to her (soon-to-be) husband on their wedding day. I suppose the words to Irish Wedding Song could be changed to fit, but she wants something "older"/more traditional...

I've come across lots of songs reading through the posts at Mudcat for Irish Wedding songs from the past 3 years only to find alot of disappointment. Many lovely songs about love/romance end with tragedy or lost love or warn against love/marriage in the end......or they are full of other peoples' names...

Can anyone help? Titles a must--lyrics would be great--source information (book titles, ISBN numbers) for the music is a plus.

This is needed in a hurry--the wedding is 2 weeks away.

SingsIrish Songs (but not the right ones for this situation....)


23 Sep 99 - 05:21 PM (#117017)
Subject: RE: Need Irish 'love song' for wedding day
From: KathWestra

The song "So Like Your Song And You" is gorgeous, Irish, and about as happy and romantic a love song as you'd ever want to hear. The tune is the same as "The Singing Bird." The words and tune are both published in Sam Henry's book, "Songs of the People". I have a copy of the song, and would send it to you pronto if you e-mail me with your address. (By the way, I sang it to my husband at our wedding. Sandy Paton officiated.) Kath


23 Sep 99 - 05:51 PM (#117022)
Subject: RE: Need Irish 'love song' for wedding day
From: Den

What about, "Come take my hand, Tabhair Dom Do Lamh". Den


23 Sep 99 - 06:05 PM (#117029)
Subject: Lyr Add: NEVER BE THE SUN (from Dolores Keane)
From: Magpie

Have a go at "Never be the sun" by Donagh Long. Dolores Keane sings it beautifully on the album "Solid ground" DARACD 065, or "Best of D. Keane" TORTECD 206.

Here are the lyrics, see if you like it.

NEVER BE THE SUN

You'll never be the sun Turning in the sky
And you won't be the moon above us On a moonlit night
And you won't be the stars in heaven Although they burn so bright
But even on the deepest ocean You will be the light

You may not always shine as you go Barefoot over stones
You might be so long together Or you might walk alone
And you won't find that love comes easy But that love is always right
So even when the dark clouds gather You will be the light

And if you lose a part inside When love turns 'round on you
Leaving the past behind Is knowing you'll do as you always do
Holding you blind Keeping you true

You'll never be the sun Turning in the sky
And you won't be the moon above us On a moonlit night
And you won't be the stars in heaven Although they burn so bright
But even on the deepest ocean, You will be the light.

Magpie


23 Sep 99 - 06:16 PM (#117035)
Subject: RE: Need Irish 'love song' for wedding day
From: Den

Very nice Magpie any chance of the tune?


23 Sep 99 - 06:32 PM (#117041)
Subject: RE: Need Irish 'love song' for wedding day
From: keith aplin

you could try "the lark in the clear air" by samuel ferguson.lyrics and music are in " folk songs of england ireland scotland and wales by michael cole published bywarner brothersm publications inc. Normally sung by a man it could be easily adapted. Just two verses but very beautiful.


23 Sep 99 - 06:44 PM (#117046)
Subject: RE: Need Irish 'love song' for wedding day
From: Pat

I second Keith Aplin's suggestion of "The Lark in the Clear Air" - I think it is also in Burl Ives's Irish Songbook but the Cole book is in print from Warner's and more readily available. A lovely song, in English, easily learned.


23 Sep 99 - 08:37 PM (#117087)
Subject: RE: Need Irish 'love song' for wedding day
From: SingsIrish Songs

Thanks for all these suggestions. I shall pass them on!

Mary


24 Sep 99 - 05:53 AM (#117212)
Subject: RE: Need Irish 'love song' for wedding day
From: Magpie

I wish I knew how to give you the tune. I haven't a clue about making up the blue clicky things, or I'd've done it. But there are lots of samples out there of Dolores Keane's album Solid Ground if you can find them.

Magpie


24 Sep 99 - 02:41 PM (#117374)
Subject: RE: Need Irish 'love song' for wedding day
From: SingsIrish Songs

No problem Magpie. The internet is wonderful for finding sound clips for songs on "albums"! I'll find time to find one.

Thanks again.

Mary