FI and I found what we thought was a perfect, beautiful song to have the wedding party walk down the aisle to:Loch Lomond.
However, I sent the song to my mom and she said that she was confused. She said the song is a a very well known sad scottish balad, and that it was not appropriate for a wedding. She said that if it were less well known, it would be fine, but that people would recognize it and know that the song is about death and parting ways!! So…. have you bees heard this song before, and if you have, do you know it as a sad song?? There is also apparently an Irish version (same song) with happier, love song lyrics.
This isn’t the exact version that we wanted to have playing, but I’m not sure how to upload an mp3 on here, or even if that’s possible. The melody is the same, it just sounds prettier/softer in the version we wanted.
I know it, and I think it’s absolutely gorgeous, but I would be shocked and confused to hear it played as a processional. ‘Me and my true love will never meet again’?! Sorry, it’s just not appropriate.
I’m so torn!! The version that we have is actually quite beautiful (a bit more uplifting than what I posted, but again, same melody. No lyrics, just instrumental). I don’t want our guests all raising their eyebrows though, thinking we picked a sombre, well-known sad song! My FI really loves it though and thinks we should play it either way cuz we love it. I dunno!
Sorry I think you have to head back to square one. If I knew that the song was about heartache and/or death, I wouldn’t want it associated with my wedding even if I was the only one that knew. And even if it’s softer, I can’t imagine it would sound any more happy. 🙁
I know this song and I love it personally, reminds me of when I was little and my parents would play it. Yes, the song is about lovers being apart BUT the underlying meaning is that they are true loves. So I guess you could take it either way, I think if you both love it than just do it.
I think I’m so torn, becuase the Irish variant of the song is called “Red Is the Rose” and these are the lyrics (different from Loch Lamond). Because we would be playing an instrumental version, I wonder if it’s ok??
Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows
And fair is the lily of the valleyClear are the waters that flow from the Boyne
But my love is fairer than any Red is the rose, that sae bonnie and brightly grows
And white blooms the lily sae bonny
And clear is the watter that flows down Lomonds braes
But my lass is fairer than a’ they
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