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#1 Wcook

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    Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:10 AM

    Hi Everyone,

     

    I hate to bring sad news to such a happy eventful forum, however I need help....I am not very good at remembering songs by name or singer so song choices can be very difficult for me.  I am trying to pick a song for my wedding next year, for my father/daughter dance.  However my father unexpectedly had passed away a little shy of a month ago.  I am wanting to pick out the song while his memory is at its strongest, but I need help with suitful songs for this situation.  I will most likely be dancing with my little brother (who is not so little, he's 22).

     

    Here are a couple that I found by doing searches....

     

    Dance with my Father - Luther Vandross

    There You;ll Be - Faith Hill

    Daddy's Hands - Dunn Holly (I am not sure how this one sounds, I am not sure if I have actully listened to it yet)

     

    I am hoping maybe all the lovely brides out there may be able to provide me with other options :)

     

    Thanks so much for all your recommendations.

     

    Wendy

     



    #2 boscobel

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      Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:03 PM

      I'm sorry it's such a sad situation and I think it's lovely that you and your brother will honor your father by dancing for him.  I'm the same as you with songs and titles, so I don't really have much advice, except maybe pick the same one you would have if you were dancing with him.  Or chose the one you think he would've liked the best.  I know that my dad always envisioned "Daddy's Little Girl", so I picked that, even though it's not the most original choice, b/c I knew it meant a lot to him.



      #3 torilynnsmith

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        Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:16 PM

        I love dance with my father and think it is a beautiful choice for this particular situation.  That was what I was planning on recommending before I read the songs you'd found!!!



        #4 Peach

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          Posted 01 November 2011 - 05:54 PM

          Are there any songs that you know he loved? That might be nice.

          I think you and your brother dancing together is really sweet. A friend played a song for her dad at her wedding (just a clip, and no dancing) - they did it to a cool acoustic version of "Twinkle, twinkle little star", since she had a memory of her dad singing that to her and her sister when they were really really little. Not a dry eye.

          Pick something meaningful to you, and it will be wonderful. I am sorry you are in such a sad situation. 



          #5 kswereda

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            Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:15 PM

            So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. :(

             

            The song my Dad and I will be dancing to is "Somewhere over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Here is the youtube link to listen:

             

            http://www.youtube.c...&feature=relmfu

             

            My Dad loves this song. Very beachy too! Your Dad truly is "Somewhere over the Rainbow" and he'll be watching down on you on your big day with a big smile on his face!

             

            Good luck with everything!



            #6 kswereda

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              Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:16 PM

              Oh and there is some cheering at the end of the song that I don't care for, I might just fade it out before that!



              #7 Wcook

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                Posted 02 November 2011 - 10:20 AM

                Thanks so much ladies, I really appreciate the help and advice. 

                 

                He loved Elvis....that was his favorite singer of all time...maybe i should listen through some of those songs and see if there is anything that is suiting to consider as well :)



                #8 boscobel

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                  Posted 02 November 2011 - 10:23 AM

                  I just did a search and the firs tthing that came up was "Memories"

                   

                  http://www.sing365.c...8256874003747F7

                  Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
                  Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine

                  Quiet thoughts come floating down
                  And settle softly to the ground
                  Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
                  I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories,
                  Sweet memories

                  Of holding hands and red bouquets
                  And twilights trimmed in purple haze
                  And laughing eyes and simple ways
                  And quiet nights and gentle days with you

                  Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
                  Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine,
                  Memories, memories,


                  Of holding hands and red bouquets
                  And twilights trimmed in purple haze
                  And laughing eyes and simple ways
                  And quiet nights and gentle days with you


                  Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
                  Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine
                  Memories, memories, sweet memories, memories...

                   



                  #9 Wcook

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                    Posted 02 November 2011 - 11:52 AM

                    That is great Carly thank you...I love the lyrics and the idea of it incoprorating memories!

                    I will have to get my freind to download it for me to listen to it :) 

                     



                    #10 torilynnsmith

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                      Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:12 PM


                      You tube!!!! you can find almost anything on you tube to listen to!

                      Originally Posted by Wcook 

                      That is great Carly thank you...I love the lyrics and the idea of it incoprorating memories!

                      I will have to get my freind to download it for me to listen to it :) 

                       



                       






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