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Old 04-29-2019, 06:42 PM
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Lots of great suggestions here! I'll just add congratulations for your 40th anniversary!!
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:44 PM
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Congratulations on 40 years of marriage! Lots of good suggestions here. Not a classic, but one of my current favorite songs that tells a good love story is "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:56 PM
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If Tomorrow Never Comes--Garth Brooks.

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Old 04-29-2019, 08:14 PM
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https://youtu.be/sSF89swJ9IU
This one.....
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:24 PM
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Youd better just do one song. Any more than that wont strengthen the statement and more will make you more tense and youll be able to do less.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:34 PM
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Humorous and sweet - In Spite of Ourselves by John Prine (duet with Iris DeMent). John Prine uses basic chords and a simple picking pattern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8tTwXv4glY
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:41 PM
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Youd better just do one song. Any more than that wont strengthen the statement and more will make you more tense and youll be able to do less.
This is good advice. Plus a wing man to sing harmony.

My lady just suggested that you think about Guy Clark's "Maybe I can paint over that".

Or maybe she's just sending me a message. Heck, we've all made mistakes.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:22 PM
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Congratulations on 40. Keep it up and you may catch up with me in a few years. One of my favorites is Vince Gill’s Look At Us. Tells a great story and always makes my lovely lady smile.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:28 PM
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Longer by Dan Fogelberg. Not the easiest one to sing but not to difficult to play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Go6I2_PpBU
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:47 PM
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There is a song called the Voyage by Irish folk singer Christie Moore. Sailing is the metaphor for marriage. You can do the chords. It is an excellent song. I sang it for my sister's 25th.

"I am a sailor and you're my first mate, we signed on together, we coupled our fate...

It's pretty. Moderate tempo. Nice lyrics.

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Old 04-30-2019, 12:23 AM
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One of my favorite love and dedication songs written for a wife or longterm companion is "Right Down The Line" by Gerry Rafferty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSfOB8ANdWU

It's got an easy reggae beat and a simple chord structure.

Here are the lyrics if you care to take a look:


Right Down The Line
words & music by Gerry Rafferty

1.
You know I need your love
You've got that hold over me
Long as I've got your love
You know that I'll never leave
When I wanted you to share my life
I had no doubt in my mind
And it's been you - woman -
Right down the line

2. I know how much I lean on you
Only you can see
The changes that I've been through
Have left a mark on me
You've been as constant as a Northern Star
The brightest light that shines
It's been you, woman
Right down the line

Bridge: I just want to say this is my way
Of tellin' you everything
I could never say before
Yeah this is my way of tellin' you
That every day I'm lovin' you so much more

3. 'Cause you believed in me through my darkest night
Put somethin' better inside of me
You brought me into the light
Threw away all those crazy dreams
I put them all behind
And it was you, woman
Right down the line

Bridge: I just want to say this is my way
Of tellin' you everything
I could never say before
Yeah this is my way of tellin' you
That every day I'm lovin' you so much more

4.) If I should doubt myself
If I'm losing ground
I won't turn to someone else
They'd only let me down
When I wanted you to share my life
I had no doubt in my mind
And it's been you, woman
Right down the line



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I must say that I find those sentiments and verses distinctly superior to, say, Paul McCartney's "My Love Does It Good."

"Right Down The Line" has a fine, singable melody, too.


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Old 04-30-2019, 02:24 AM
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Youd better just do one song. Any more than that wont strengthen the statement and more will make you more tense and youll be able to do less.
That's an excellent suggestion: just one song, so make it a good one!

Say, are you familiar with "Right Down The Line" by Gerry Rafferty? That's a good one!


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Humorous and sweet - In Spite of Ourselves by John Prine (duet with Iris DeMent). John Prine uses basic chords and a simple picking pattern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8tTwXv4glY
Great song but some people at a 40th-anniversary party might blush at the "caught him once sniffing my panties" line.
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