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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 17:30 GMT 
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Hi folks, Just got engaged. Anyone any idea what might be a good Dylan song as a First Dance at our wedding.

Also hoping to have some sort of Dylan theme. Any suggestions welcome :)


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 17:36 GMT 
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The British Royals, William and Kate, at their wedding a few years ago, used Adele's cover of "Make You Feel My Love" for their first dance. Excellent choice I think.


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 17:51 GMT 
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That is an excellent choice of songs, but I’ve always preferred Luka Bloom’s live version.

https://youtu.be/zF7i93kcKl0


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 17:51 GMT 
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Congrats on the engagement!
I can´t think of many good choices. I guess Make you feel my love is a good one, though I personally find the song quite cheesy.
How about I´ll be your baby tonight?
Or perhaps The man in me, if you´re up for something silly


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 17:59 GMT 

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I think both Make You Feel My Love and I'll Be Your Baby Tonight are solid choices. I like MYFML fine enough, but it has been tainted a bit by cheesy covers - with Dylan's you really feels he means it, the rest just sound like karaoke.

A singer called Dan Wilson did a good love arrangement of '... Baby...', which you should be able to hear online.

We very nearly had I Feel a Change Comin' On (we wanted to remove the word whorish though). In the end we went for Jersey Girl, replacing 'whores' with 'girls' like Broooooce.

Most importantly, congratulations. I'm sure you'll make a good choice of first dance song.


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 18:31 GMT 
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Adele is the way to go. She basically MADE that song and kind of owns it, with good reasons. Plus, you want people smiling, crying happy tears at a reception, particularly the first dance. With Bob singing it, massive cringing would happen, hurling, and confused looks. Bob wrote an absolute masterpiece with this song, timeless, universal, unforgettable. One wing nut called it cheesy, because Bob Dylan makes it look so easy. But like Bob said "Thinks it's easy? Try it some time. See how far you get.".


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 18:33 GMT 
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chrome horse wrote:
Adele is the way to go. She basically MADE that song and kind of owns it, with good reasons. Plus, you want people smiling, crying happy tears at a reception, particularly the first dance. With Bob singing it, massive cringing would happen, and confused looks. Bob wrote an absolute masterpiece with this song, timeless, universal, unforgettable. One wing nut called it cheesy, because Bob Dylan makes it look so easy. But like Bob said "Thinks it's easy? Try it some time. See how far you get.".

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Mark my words, chromester: you and I will end up being best buddies :P


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 18:35 GMT 
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Btw, I second I feel a change coming on. Great choice


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 18:37 GMT 
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I was at a Wedding years ago where the
couple danced to the first song which was
Dylan’s ‘Wedding Song.’

I thought they pulled it off well. Not many people there had ever heard it.
In the reception line they said, “We knew YOU’d like it.”

(Of course, they’re divorced now...but it was good while it lasted.)


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 18:55 GMT 
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I Play guitar in a 9-pc wedding band. Each week I anticipate the email for the weekend gigs hoping for some good songs.

For first dances we've done-

Make you feel my love - female vocal and keyboard. We've done that too many times to count.

If not for you - George Harrison version. We did that twice.

For the parent dance we've done Forever Young many times.

At one gig the bride's parents asked for Hurricane in advance, so the band could learn it. I played and sang the entire song and the keyboard player nailed the violin solos!

That is all of the Dylan I've done at weddings going back 20 years, around 1,500 gigs.


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 21:26 GMT 

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Emotionally Yours!


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 21:48 GMT 

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Forever Young worked well at my daughter's wedding


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 22:19 GMT 

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Congratulations. I suppose you had better not play 'The Groom's Still Waitin' At The Altar'.


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 23:54 GMT 
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Especially if the bride is named Claudette!


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 02:40 GMT 
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Anyhow, Wedding Song, I still like.
Been to 2 Forever Young weddings and both couples are still married.

Others that touch on marriage might be:

Tangled (she was married when we first met)
Ring Them Bells
Sad Eyed Lady
Isis (a song about marriage)
Precious Angel
Tombstone Blues (the hysterical bride)
Follow You Down (I’ll buy you a wedding gown)
My Back Pages
No Time to Think
My Wife’s Hometown
Let’s Stick Together (made a vow)

Then there’s always
Blackjack Davey
Tin Angel
Romance in Durango

Or lighten it up with
Froggie Went a-Courtin
or
Po Boy

Of course, the day before the event you can use
You Ain’t Goin Nowhere.

There must be tons more...


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 03:02 GMT 
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hurling wrote:
Also hoping to have some sort of Dylan theme. Any suggestions welcome :)


That's the real challenge. Leopard skin pill box hats for the bridesmaids? Acoustic to electric music genesis? Christian section? Sinatra songs? Pass out joints instead of champagne for the
Toast?


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 04:56 GMT 
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The wedding will take place in a liminal zone, so read up on common sense social etiquette and any relevant studies to participate in the same destiny, I roll with.

I'll take my piggy bank to *hi my name is ...'Lisa' I hear the chirp of the night it's.wow. I like the sound of that bird. It's got a good ring to it :)


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 05:00 GMT 
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I asked for (and got) the version of If Not For You from Sacramento, 1993.


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 08:41 GMT 
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Congratulations!

It's your big day, you choose. I could tell you the answer but would have to charge £1000, because it's a wedding.


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 09:22 GMT 

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idiot wind or pay in blood

or my dad had you belong to me for his second marriage


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 13:49 GMT 
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Make You Feel My Love, if your wife (like mine) is crazy enough to concur to Dylan's version than you have got a keeper.


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 15:04 GMT 

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I'm getting married and August, and this same question has been discussed lately in my house. We're leaning towards "To Fall in Love with You" - the melody is slow and sweet enough to dance to, and my fiancee, who is typically ambivalent towards Dylan, inexplicably loves it.


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 15:28 GMT 
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BuilderofRainbows wrote:
We're leaning towards "To Fall in Love with You"

The ‘86 outtake? Interesting.
Maybe you could top it off later in the reception with
Til I Fell In Love With You!
Congrats!


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 15:33 GMT 
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A friend used to fall in love for his wedding. Forgot about that one... Still think Tangled,,,but it ain't MY wedding. Congrats to the new couple! I'm sorry the perfect song will be chosen that's the easy part isn't it? XXX


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 15:53 GMT 

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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
The ‘86 outtake? Interesting.
Maybe you could top it off later in the reception with
Til I Fell In Love With You!
Congrats!


That's the one. We've thought about "Love Minus Zero", as well - it's my favorite love song, and she likes it a lot, but it doesn't seem like it'd work as a "First Dance" song, regardless of the version. (The two songs I introduced her to that she fell in love with when we first started dating, and thus are sentimental favorites for us now, are Cohen's "Nevermind" and Dave van Ronk's "Luang Prabang," but those feel like they might be even more inappropriate!)

And thanks!


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