Kharlie M

The h is silent; the music isn’t.

Wedding Day

Track #1 of Wedding Day
Lyrics and music composed June 13–25, 2011
Lyre part composed June 17–30, 2011
Vocals recorded June 30 and July 1, 2011 (finalized July 12)
Flute composed June 30 and finalized July 13, 2011
Guiro, Congas and Tambourine composed July 13, 2011
Mixed and mastered July 14, 2011


After all the months of planning
And the long sleepless nights
Days of sweet concord
And a few nervous fights
Endless reassurances
that everything will be alright
And now one thing is clear
The big day is here

It’s your wedding day
We are gathered for the union of your souls
The guests have arrived
On this very day
You’re embarking on a journey
that will take you the rest of your lives

It’s a holy and solemn estate
Do not enter unadvisedly or lightly
But reverently, discreetly,
in the fear of God

As we celebrate
Just remember that your lives will be changing
As two become one
And don’t concentrate
on the challenges before you
but for now
let’s all just have fun

(Short flute interlude, in 5/4 time)

In sickness and health
In poverty and wealth
For richer for poorer
love each other

With these rings ye wed
Until ye are dead
And someday soon you may be
father and mother

Pray for the children before they are born
And raise them in tender love after
Nurture, example, and with grace adorn
And fill them with good times and laughter

(Longer flute interlude, in 5/4 time)

It’s your wedding day
We are gathered for the union of your souls
The guests have arrived
On this special day
You’re embarking on a journey
that will take you the rest of your lives


Next: Groom’s Bridal March