This is the title of our little ukulele song that we did for Sunday morning live. It's a waltz. And a sort of love song that came inspired by a hundred year old instrument played by a woman in the 1930's. Just thinking about old dances and meetings of folks....maybe I'm getting it all wrong - I can't really verify the context, but I can imagine people. People that had different social norms. People that went to dances. People that fell in love. It's a bit romantic of me, but I'm liking the idea, so I'm staying with it.
We wrote it as sort of a lark, as we came into owning this old instrument played by a woman named Winnie who performed with her sister Agnes in the 1930's. But strangely, I am kind of falling in love with the sweet little song. It's kind of tender and soft and yes...romantic. We have now recorded a live version that we may even sneak onto the end of the album! Crazy kids.
Doesn't it just make you wonder what kinds of folks Winnie and her sister were though? And then I start thinking about a time when folks weren't able to connect with people in any of the social media ways we do now. When you depended on a dance or a gathering of people to even meet someone your own age. And then as socially awkward as you might feel, that's your 'few and far between' chance to interact with a person you might think you like. It sounds so scary but yet still romantic. Despite odds against it, people managed to meet and sometimes fall in love.
We are going to record 'The Wedding' today. It's less romantic, but I really like the story of the song. I hope you have a good Christmas Eve Eve...ha.