Weddings: First dance song?

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  1. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I really do
    Appreciate
    The fact you're
    Sitting here
    Your voice sounds
    So wonderful
    But your face don't
    Look too clear

    So barmaid bring a pitcher
    Another round of brew
    Honey why don't we get drunk and screw

    Why don't we get drunk and screw
    I just bought
    A waterbed
    It's filled up for me and you.
     


  2. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Senior member

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    I think a great one would be Only Trust Your Heart as sung by Astrud Gilberto. I always thought this was a Jobim tune - my real book says Benny Carter/Sammy Cahn.

    Or, Like Someone In Love as sung by Chet Baker. Maybe something like Polkadots and Moonbeams.
     


  3. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    The warmth of your love
    is like the warmth of the sun
    and this will be our year
    took a long time to come

    don't let go of my hand
    now darkness has gone
    and this will be our year
    took a long time to come

    and I won't forget
    the way you held me up when I was down
    and I won't forget the way you said,
    "Darling I love you"
    You gave me faith to go on

    Now we're there and we've only just begun
    This will be our year
    took a long time to come

    The warmth of your smile
    smile for me, little one
    and this will be our year
    took a long time to come

    You don't have to worry
    all your worried days are gone
    this will be our year
    took a long time to come

    and I won't forget
    the way you held me up when I was down
    and I won't forget the way you said,
    "Darling I love you"
    You gave me faith to go on

    Now we're there and we've only just begun
    and this will be our year
    took a long time to come

    Yeah we only just begun
    yeah this will be our year
    took a long time to come

    ..
     


  4. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Sugar Magnolia--The Dead

    Shes got everything delightful, shes got everything I need,
    Takes the wheel when Im seeing double, pays my ticket when I speed

    She comes skimmin through rays of violet, she can wade in a drop of dew,
    She dont come and I dont follow, waits backstage while I sing to you.

    Well, she can dance a cajun rhythm, jump like a willys in four wheel drive.
    Shes a summer love for spring, fall and winter. she can make happy any man alive.


    What a great song.
     


  5. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Our first dance was to "Rose of My Heart" by Johnny Cash:

    We're the best partners this world's ever seen,
    Together as close as can be.
    Sometimes it's hard to find time in between,
    To tell you what you are to me.

    You are the rose of my heart,
    You are the love of my life.
    A flower not fading nor falling apart,
    If you're tired, rest your head on my arm.
    Rose of my heart.

    When sorrow holds you in her arms of clay,
    It's rain drops that fall from your eyes.
    Your smile's like the sun come to earth for a day,
    You brighten my blackest of skies.

    You are the rose of my heart,
    You are the love of my life.
    A flower not fading nor falling apart,
    If you're cold, let my love make you warm.
    Rose of my heart.

    So hard times or easy times, what do I care,
    There's nothing I'd change if I could.
    The tears and the laughter are things that we share,
    Your hand in mine makes all times good.

    You are the rose of my heart,
    You are the love of my life.
    A flower not fading nor falling apart,
    You're my harbor in life's restless storm.Rose of my heart.

    Rose of my heart.
     


  6. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Hello Love as sung by Blossom Dearie

    Hello love
    Awfully glad you've found me
    Hello love
    Spread your glow around me


    The door's been open
    But where have you been?
    I've been here hopin' you'd let yourself in
    And grin and


    Hello love
    I can tell you're near me
    Hello love
    Now at last you hear me
    I know someday you'll be returning up above
    What's that, you say
    You're here to stay
    Hello, hello love


    Hello love
    I can tell you're near me
    Hello love
    Now at last you hear me
    I know someday you'll be returning up above
    What's that, you say
    You're here to stay
    Hello, hello love
     


  7. contactme_11

    contactme_11 Senior member

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    We're going to use this song

    The Wedding Song
    He is now to be among you
    at the calling of your hearts
    Rest assured this troubadour
    is acting on His part.
    The union of your spirits, here,
    has caused Him to remain
    for whenever two or more of you
    are gathered in His name
    there is Love, there is Love.

    Well, a man shall leave his mother
    and a woman leave her home
    and they shall travel on to where
    the two shall be as one.
    As it was in the beginning
    is now and til the end
    Woman draws her life from man
    and gives it back again.
    And there is Love, there is Love.

    Well then what's to be the reason
    for becoming man and wife?
    Is it love that brings you here
    or love that brings you life?
    And if loving is the answer,
    then who's the giving for?
    Do you believe in something
    that you've never seen before?
    Oh there is Love, there is Love.

    (Short solo)

    Oh the marriage of your spirits here
    has caused Him to remain
    for whenever two or more of you
    are gathered in His name
    there is Love, there is Love
     


  8. pstoller

    pstoller Senior member

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    After hearing Etta James' "At Last" for the umpteenth time at a friend's wedding recently and speaking to a another friend (a chick) who wants Lone Star's "Amazed" <shudder>...

    For the married and the married to-be folks here, what was your first dance song?
    Was it your choice or your (overbearing) spouse's?
    Do/Did you choose the song based on lyrical content, a mutual/personal meaning, or optimally both?


    It may show a lack of imagination, but we went with Etta because of the lyrical and musical content and the superlative performance. I haven't seen any suggestions here that make me wish we'd picked anything else, although "Always," "Rose Of My Heart," and "Hello Love" are worthy alternatives. (You could not have paid us to use "Sugar Magnolia.")
     


  9. gumercindo

    gumercindo Senior member

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    &quot;Please Send Me Someone To Love&quot; - Sade
     


  10. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Every year I drive out to Cape Cod for the last part of June.
    Leave the city by ten and you're there in the late afternoon.
    On the way there's a village called Marion that you pass through.
    The first time I approached it, I'll always remember the sign that came into view.
    It said, "Entering Marion."
    And I thought, "What a fun little sign!"
    But the feeling of entering Marion
    Had a kick that was hard to define...
    A rapturous rush, a physical flush,
    Chills up and down the spine.
    For the few minutes I was in Marion
    All Massachusetts was mine.

    (spoken) Well, it got to be kind of an annual thing...the event that would start each vacation off with a bang!

    Then one year--who knows why?--I decided to try a new route.
    So I got out my map and I traced one I thought was a beaut.
    After driving all morning, I came to the top of a hill,
    Where a sign stood before me that promised a new kind of thrill.

    It said, "Entering Beverly,"
    Which was lovely and not overbuilt.
    And the pleasure of entering Beverly
    Far outweighed any feelings of guilt.
    I could say I'm contrite but it wouldn't be right,
    For the truth is that later that day,
    I found myself entering Sharon.
    It was there. So was I. We enjoyed it. Hey, what can I say?

    By the next year I'd try any route, just for novelty's sake.
    I was cursed with a thirst that no single township could slake.
    Oh, at the wheel I looked calm but inside I was running amok,
    When a sign in the road dead ahead sent me straight into shock:

    "Entering Lawrence."
    My God! I was out of control.
    And I'd no sooner finished with Lawrence
    Than Boom! I was entering Lowell.
    Then I backtracked and re-entered Lawrence,
    Then Quincy and Norton as well.
    Around midnight I pulled into Athol
    And flopped in a fleabag motel.

    I slept fitfully in my clothing
    And awoke in a pool of sweat and self-loathing.
    Lying there, feeling lower than carrion,
    A name came clear as a clarion.
    I jumped in my car
    And before very far--

    I was entering Marion.
    How totally, wonderfully great!
    How grand to be entering Marion
    After tramping all over the state.
    Every sleaze-bucket burb,
    Every tryst by the curb
    Had really just helped me to find
    I'm happiest entering Marion.
    I guess I'm the Marion kind.
    Oh yes, I'm the Marion kind.


    c 1988 Limousine Music Co (ASCAP)
     


  11. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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    "If you can't be with the one you love,
    Love the one you're with"
     


  12. Dedalus

    Dedalus Senior member

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    We had a live soul/jazz band at our wedding. Our first dance song was a medley of Etta James' &quot;At Last&quot; and Al Green's &quot;Let's Stay Together.&quot;
     


  13. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Senior member

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    This definitely fits the bill.


     


  14. Charley

    Charley Senior member

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    Unforgettable - Nat Cole - it also was pretty over used for a while

    The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

    I see Your Face Before Me - Johnny Hartman did a great version

    Perfect Love Affair - Anita Baker

    I Only have Eyes For You - Billy Ekstine

    I've Got a Crush on You - Dinah Washington

    For a little soul
    When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge or Sam Cooke


    At some point, you and the Father-in-Law should do a duet of the John Lee Hooker tune - Bad to the Bone. George Thorogood also has a good version of it.

    Best Wishes to you for a great day and future with the bride.
     


  15. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Our song was I Cross My Heart by George Strait

    Our love is unconditional
    We knew it from the start
    I can see it in your eyes
    You can feel it from my heart
    from here on after
    Lets stay the way we are right now
    And share all the love and laughter
    That a lifetime will allow

    Chorus:
    I cross my heart
    And promise to
    Give all I've got to give
    To make all your dreams come true
    In all the world
    You'll never find
    A love as true as mine

    You will always be the miracle
    That makes my life complete
    And as long as theres still breath in me
    I'll make yours just as sweet
    As we look into the future
    Its as far as we can see
    So let's make each tomorrow
    Be the best that it can be

    Chorus

    And if along the way we find a day
    It starts to storm
    You've got the promise of my love
    To keep you warm
     


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