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I Will

April 4, 2008 | 1 Comment

Dear Mr. Keillor:
My wife Amanda and I just got married. We are 21 and 22, and in the ten months leading up to the event we searched for a first dance song that would fit us perfectly until we found your version of the Beatles song "I Will".

It is an amazing song and your version made our day just that much more beautiful.

We would both like to just say…
Thank you.

Logan & Amanda S.
Franklin, TN

Congratulations and all the best to you, Logan and Amanda. Prudence Johnson and I sang that song and of course we would've loved to come to Tennessee and sing it at the reception, but weddings tend to be on Saturdays and that's a work day for me. Now you and Amanda just need to try singing it. You can form a lovely duet together and "I Will" is a perfect song to start with, or "You Are My Sunshine" or the Everlys' stuff—old hymns like "Softly and Tenderly"—the list goes on and on. But you can start with those words…

Love you forever and forever
Love you with all my heart
Love you whenever we're together
Love you when we're apart

And when at last I find you
Your song will fill the air
Sing it loud so I can hear you
Make it easy to be near you
For the things you do endear you to me
Ah, you know I will
I will

And don't forget the "La la la la la, la la la la" at the end.

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It's an odd thing that you should say that "Saturdays [are] a work day for me"; weddings (in the UK) are traditionally held on a Saturday because for the working class (i.e. most of us/not landed gentry) it was a day of rest and we could attend. Sundays were the preserve of christenings and funerals.

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