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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 01 Feb 19 - 02:08 PM

This might help!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 19 - 04:29 AM

Here comes the bride
all fat and wide
slipped on a banana peel
and went for a ride
where does she go
south mexico
what does she see
a man doing a wee
what does she do
a big sloppy poo
where is she now
under a cow
the cow goes pbbt
and the kids say wow


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Nikki
Date: 24 May 11 - 10:57 PM

This is what I remember as a kid:

Here comes the Bride,
All fat and wide,
Here is the Groom,
Skinny as a Broom.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: Peter the Squeezer
Date: 01 May 11 - 06:24 AM

From my childhood memories -

Here comes the bride
Sixty inches wide
Here comes the vicar
Sixty inches thicker


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 01 May 11 - 06:08 AM

And here is the original text of Wagner's libretto, Lohengtin, Act 3, with a non-lyrical translation.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 11:11 PM

For the record:

It comes back to me that in my mother's version, ca 2nd decade of C20 [see my entry 18 nov 09 1024], the Bride did not wiggle, waggle nor wobble, but "waddled" ~ an expressive verb for a fat·&·wide woman's movements that I don't think appears anywhere above.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 04:41 AM

daisy i strongly agree xx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 04:38 AM

i think all these are nasty,i sang here comes the bride 50m wide,i diden't know the rest or evan what that ment !!!!!!!! I am very sorry to the person i said it to and i will no longer singing any of these silly songs x daisy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,lol idk
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 11:53 PM

here comes the bride the bride
all fat and wide!
here comes the groom
skinny as a broom!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Unknown Person
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 02:48 PM

Here comes the bride,
She would have lied.
She has a guide
That would have lied

Here comes the groom,
Coming for her doom.
This is for you,
'Cause I have to use the loo (bathroom).


LOL A REMIX


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,scar
Date: 07 May 10 - 12:35 AM

here comes the bride,
all dressed in white,
look at her father as he shines with pride,
here comes the groom,
a sweet, love sick fool,
cant wait til they say the the i do's
and go off on the honeymoon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 01 May 10 - 07:55 AM

here comes the bride
all fat and wide
see how she wobbles
from side to side
here comes the groom
thin as a broom
if the bride weren't so wide
then he'd have more room

as per 1950s London!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,guest!
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 03:34 PM

i know this one:

here omes the bride
all fat and wide

here comes the groom
skinny as a broom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Ashyy
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 09:23 AM

at school there were so many versions has anyone herd this one...

Here comes the bride
50 foot wide
Here comes the groom
Looking like a baboon
Here comes the vicors
wearing bid granny knickers
Here comes the page boy
playing with his barbie toy
Here comes the rest
taking the piss out of her dress
....... and so on

i cant remember the rest sorry if any one has herd it please tell rest !!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 10:24 PM

Just for dating purposes — most of the 'fat & wide, see how she wobbles' versions above are attrib'd to the posters' own 50s childhoods. I learned it in my 30s childhood from my mother, born 1909, from her childhood recollections, So that verse goes back a good way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Ellie
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 05:02 PM

Here comes the bride
Sixty Inches wide
Watch how she wa-ddels from side to side


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: open mike
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 09:46 PM

and the chorus to "those were the days (my friend, we thought they'd never end0" goes Dai-dai-dai-dai da-da, dai-dai-dai-dai da-da


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 07:07 PM

here comes the bride
all fat and wide

where is the groom?
hes in the ladies room

why is he there?
he lost his underwear

why did he lose it?
the bride had to use it



thats all I can remember from when I was little


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,A Regular Wedding Crasher
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 09:48 PM

At weddings, all I here is:

Here comes the bride
Here comes the bride
Here comes the briiiiiide
Here comes the bride

(Repeat for as long as it takes the bride to come down the aisle)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,steve
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 09:29 PM

Here comes the bride,
All fat and wide,
she slipped on a banana peel and went for a ride.
Where did she go?
South mexico
What did she wear?
Her dirty underwear
What did she do?
A big fat poo……


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: IvanB
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 12:25 AM

Interesting to see the various messages in this thread over the years. Seems as if nobody (and I'm no exception) can remember more than a few lines of the "unofficial" words we used to sing as kids. As has been noted, Guest, Julia, way back in May '04 came up with a translation of the German words used in Lohengrin. I'd seen a translation of them myself somewhere and though I can't remember if they were exactly the same as those she quoted, the sense of them is certainly the same.

Also, Lucius mentioned above that the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin is used as a recessional and that the traditional processional is Mendelssohn's Wedding March (from the Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream, as stated). Actually the opposite is true. The Bridal Chorus was written with words sung by the opera chorus, and starts with the tune of "Here Comes the Bride." The Mendelssohn was written as strictly instrumental music to be played during breaks in the play.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Betsy Wetsy
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 03:29 AM

These were the versions we sang in the 60's in elementary school....

(ours were very "colorful" lol)

Here comes the bride
All dressed in Pink
Open up the window,
and let out the Stink

and

Here comes the bride
All dressed in Green
her butt-cheeks are so wide
that the groom was lost between

and

Here comes the bride
All dressed in Yellow
Don't know how that ugly girl
had ever found a fellow

and

Here comes the bride
All dressed in Black
The groom disappeared and
he never did come back

There were more, but I don't remember them


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 06:54 PM

Folkies tend to use Come write me down

Worked for me anyway, back in 1964. So far anyway...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 07:20 PM

Here comes the bride,
All fat and wide,
Can't see the bridegroom
Because of the bride.

Learned this version at school in England in the late 50s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 07:05 PM

Here comes the bride all dressed in wide, Her name is Clyde she reads the TV Guide


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Dec
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 03:31 PM

Here comes the bride
All fat and wide
Dressed like a mess
She failes to impress

:D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 May 08 - 04:20 PM

They say the most desirable thing in a partner is a sense of humour.
Are you married, Guest angry?

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 16 May 08 - 04:16 PM

The one I have heard was:

"Here comes the Bride,
Six inches wide,
Here comes the Vicar,
Six inches thicker!"

That's the only one I've heard.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,angry
Date: 04 May 08 - 09:49 AM

all of thse are very nasty towards the bride. i suspect half of you are married? well please, what would your wives say about that!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 04:08 PM

"Collected" in Reading, Berks mid 70s ;-)

Here comes the bride
All fat and wide
See how she wobbles
From side to side

Here comes the bride
All fat and wide
Gets into the taxi-
Falls out the other side


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride (serious versions)
From: GUEST,people
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 02:14 PM

here comes the bride all dressed in white here comes the groom dressed like a baboon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,waz from abs
Date: 06 Jan 08 - 03:25 PM

all we ever heard except for the slipping on a banana peel version is the following:

here comes the bride
short, fat, and wide
watch how she wiggles...

That's enough thank you Paul!! (from mummy)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,Ruminative Be
Date: 30 Nov 07 - 04:19 AM

Well, the one I heard is:

Here comes the bride,
All dressed in white.
Here comes te bride
With a big backside.

Right. It's utterly childish and impossibly ridiculous. Insultingly funny, nonetheless.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 05:47 AM

Wooooops, scrub the above. I just looked in one of the Related Threads (AFTER I posted, natch) and see that the incomparable Masato has as usual pulled the rabbit out of the hat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 05:40 AM

Sorry to be so boring & serious, but can anyone point me to a web page that has the DOTS for this melody? I can remember the first bits (that fit all the words posted above) but there's a middle part that is hazy in the old brain cells. I hate to buy anything just for such a small portion of the piece (which I don't even particularly like), but I have to do a harp arrangement of it for one of my students to play at a wedding, so I need to get the rest. Even if it's not downloadable, if I can just see the music notation on the screen I can copy it. Thanks!

I first heard the girl next door sing this, "Here comes the bride, all dressed in pride" which has a rather nice metaphorical ring. (Well, we WERE only 4 years old...)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes the Bride
From: GUEST,A.G.
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 12:56 AM

Here comes the bride
All fat and wide
here comes the groom
thinner than a broom
here comes the usher the old toilet flusher...


thats all I know! :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Lyric Collector
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 11:57 PM

Lyrics to the Wedding March are sung at the end of the film, "The Best Years of Our Lives", when Homer (Harold Russell) marries Wilma (Cathy O'Donnell).
The little children at the wedding sing, accompanied by Hoagy Carmichael on piano. It's been a long time since I've seen the movie, but to the best of my knowledge, the lyrics are quite close to those posted by Amos:

"Here comes the bride,
All dressed in white
Sweetly, serenely,
In the soft glowing light

Lovely to see
Marching to thee
Sweet love united
For eternity"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Lucius
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 08:51 PM

The incidental music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Mendelssohn)is the melody that goes with "Here comes the Bride". As far as I know, there is no traditional lyrics, only comic verses. The wedding march from "Lohengrin" (Wagner) is typically used as a recessional. Sorry, if I am stating the obvious.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,highlandman
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 10:21 PM

From a high-school opera festival (from long ago memory)
Maybe this is a more lyrical translation, it's probably less literal (I don't have the German available)

Faithful and true
We lead thee forth
Where love triumphant shall crown thee with joy
Star of renown
Flow'r of the earth
Bless'd be ye both far from all life's annoy

Champion victorious
Go thou before
Maid bright and glorious
Go thou before
Earth's noisy revel ye've forsaken
Tender delights for thee now awaken
Fragrant abode enshrine thee in bliss
Splendor and state in joy ye dismiss

Faithful and true etc.

If you think about what it's actually describing, it may be a tad racy for most wedding crowds....

Cheers
-G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Lizzi-loo
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 07:04 PM

here comes the bride fair fat and wide here comes the groom skinny as a broom here comes the usher the old tolit flusher
thats how I heard it as I grew up:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Rowan
Date: 06 Dec 06 - 09:29 PM

Joybell's version is the one I recall, but that's no surpise as I was also from Melbourne in the 50s. Guest AD mentioned that only two tunes (in particular) from classical music were associated with wedding tunes but neither was from Aida. I haven't had much to do with weddings for many years but I'm sure I recall Aida was the source of a really popular wedding march. But I'm blowed if I can recall it.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Wattsy
Date: 06 Dec 06 - 05:16 PM

In Paul Calf he sings:

Here comes the bride,
Whats she trying to hide?
There's something in the oven,
Is it mothers pride?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Liss
Date: 06 Dec 06 - 05:14 PM

Here comes the bride,
All dressed in white,
Here comes the groom,
He is ugly and doomed.

This is what i made up because i got sick of not knowing the 'real' lyrics!

Now I'm disappointed that there are no 'real' lyrics!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Jul 06 - 07:48 AM

According to this web site, my quote above should have been:

Here comes the groom, straight as a broom,
All purtied up with ten-cent perfume.

(I guess "dirtied" was how I heard it as a kid.) The cartoon was "Eatin' on the Cuff" from 1942, which I saw on TV in the 50s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Ollie & Ben
Date: 01 Jul 06 - 06:05 AM

Here comes the bride
50 inches wide
10 pounds of mice meat walking by her side
slipped on a banana peel and went for a ride
where did she go
she went to mexico

FAT PEOPLE!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 06:46 PM

Ok Marje.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Emma B
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 12:19 PM

our school version

Here comes the bride
Forty inches wide
They had to knock the church door down
To get her bum inside

I'll draw a veil.......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: Marje
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 12:12 PM

Foolestroupe, I was referring to the words given by Guest Julia above, beginning, "Guided by us, thrice happy pair. Enter this doorway, 'tis love that unites..." etc.

This isn't a parody, but a translation of the German words that are sung in Wagner's opera Lohengrin.

Marje


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: GUEST,Charmain
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 11:22 AM

Here come the bride
60 inches wide
Here comes the groom
not enough room


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here Comes The Bride
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 09:57 PM

'offical words'?

Did you READ the thread in full - they're ALL Parodies (although that's a bit of an ... oxymoron?) and there ARE no real 'original official' words...


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