“Or, The Wedding Song. I’ve sung it at a few weddings and it’s actually fairly inappropriate when you think about it.” It certainly doesn’t sound like a match made in heaven that’s for sure. Jon learned this from the Coppers and it was originally sung by John Copper and Jon Dudley on the first Coppersongs LP, then by the Young Coppers on their Passing Out CD. It’s printed in The Copper Family Song Book and in Bob Copper’s book A Song for Every Season. Bob and John Copper also sing it on The Folksound of Britain. You’ll find it on the Topic CD of the same name subtitled Early Recordings Of The Copper Family Of Rottingdean with that version featuring Bob, John, Jim and Ron. Phew! I think that’s enough Coppers for one post, but this song does seem to be forever associated with the Sussex family. Anyway there seems to be another verse to this, which I’m sure Jon misses out at weddings, as the lass in question remains stubbornly unyielding in wedlock too. You’ll find the extras on Mudcat including an amusing and now curiously dated gender swap involving telephones.
The buy links should now work properly. We had some problems with a duplicate track and everything needed to be updated, but I’ve just tested them and they are now OK!
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