Song Lyric Sunday: 22nd March

This week, our theme is Promise/Vow/Oath.

I thought of going with the classic hymn ‘I vow to Thee my Country’ which I have always loved, but instead I’ve gone with this:

“Wedding Bell Blues” is a song written and recorded by Laura Nyro in 1966. The best known version was a number one hit for the 5th Dimension in 1969

I bought the single when it came out but ended up preferring the B side on my copy which was ‘Let it Be Me’ and easier to play. It became one of my favourite pieces and still is.

Lyrics courtesy

Bill, I love you so, I always will
I look at you and see the passion eyes of May (eyes of May)
Oh, but am I ever gonna see my wedding day (wedding day)
I was on your side, Bill, when you were losing
I’d never scheme or lie, Bill, there’s been no fooling
But kisses and love won’t carry me till you marry me Bill

I love you so, I always will
And in your voice I hear a choir of carousels (carousels)
Oh, but am I ever gonna hear my wedding bells (wedding bells)
I was the one who came running when you were lonely
I haven’t lived one day not loving you only
But kisses and love won’t carry me till you marry me Bill

I love you so, I always will
And, though devotion rules my heart, I take no bows
Oh, but Bill you’re never gonna take those wedding vows (wedding vows)
Oh, come on Bill (come on Bill)
Oh, come on Bill (come on Bill)

Come on and marry me, Bill
I got the wedding bell blues
Please marry me, Bill
I got the wedding bell blues
Wedding bell blues
Wedding bell blues

Yeah, yeah, marry me, Bill
I got the wedding bell blues

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 22nd March

  1. LOL! Great choice! 🙂

  2. Violet Lentz says:

    This song has always reminded me of the movie A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, where all of Francie’s Aunt Sissy’s husbands are called Bill, (even though in the book they are called John). Great choice for the prompts.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    OMG! I love this song so much and nearly went with it, but went for your other choice, I vow to the my country plus a John Denver number. What are the odds wed think the same and choose one each 💜💜

  4. Great music Di, I love this video. Laura Nyro wrote this song about one of her relatives.

  5. John Holton says:

    Marilyn McCoo has a tremendous voice, doesn’t she? And, considering she’s singing it to Billy Davis, her real-life husband, she really put her heart and soul into it. If you get a chance, listen to Laura Nyro’s version of the song. I love hearing her do her own songs.

  6. msjadeli says:

    It’s such an upbeat song. Love can be grand.

  7. Lisa Coleman says:

    Excellent! 🙂

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