Posted by: Rob | June 26, 2008

Song Lyric Thursday – June 26, 2008

I’m behind a few days due to being “on vacation”. Well, I’m away from home at the very least.

Being away, I missed the opportunity to publish it on Annie and my anniversary. It’s a song that holds meaning for both of us as it relates to how we met, got to know each other and then married.

I had never heard the song until I attended the funeral of a friend and high school mate who was killed in August of 2004. His family gave out copies of a mix CD they had created in Dwain’s honour after the service. I listened to the CD during the long drive home and, upon hearing this ballad, loved it at first listen.

Annie and I were married about 5 pm on June 26, 2007 on the banks of the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park.

Happy Anniversary Darlin’. I love you.

Prairie Wedding

by Mark Knopfler

We only knew each other by letter
I went to meet her off the train
When the smoke had cleared and the dust was still
She was standing there and speaking my name

I guarantee she looked like an angel
I couldn’t think of what I should say
But when Adam saw Eve in the garden
I believe he felt the selfsame way

I handed her up on the wagon
And I loaded up her trunk behind
She was sitting up there with the gold in her hair
And I tried to get a hold of my mind

Do you think that you could love me Mary
Do you think we got a chance of a life
Do you think that you could love me Mary
Now you are to be my wife

We finally headed out of the station
And we drove up the home trail
And when we came on the farm she laid a hand on my arm
I thought my resolution would fail
And I froze as she stepped in the doorway
Stood there as still as could be
I said I know it ain’t much, it needs a woman’s touch
Lord she turned around and looked at me

Do you think that you could love me Mary
Do you think we got a chance of a life
Do you think that you could love me Mary
Now you are to be my wife

We had a prairie wedding
There was a preacher and a neighbor or two
I gave my golden thing a gold wedding ring
And the both of us said I do
When the sun’s going down on the prairie
And the gold in her hair is aflame
I say do you really love me Mary
And I hold her and I whisper her name

Do you think that you could love me Mary
Do you think we got a chance of a life
Do you think that you could love me Mary
Now you are to be my wife

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This video on youtube has some pretty nice pictures (although some are blurry). I thought it would be better than looking at Mark Knopfler’s…um…less than pretty face.

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Responses

  1. That’s a great song, Rob.

    It reminds me of something my cowboy Andy liked, or maybe he even had it on tape. It sounds very familiar.

    Love and Happy Anniversary!
    Stella

  2. Thanks for posting our song. I love you!


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