I have the invitation that you sent me
You wanted me to see you change my name
I couldn’t stand to see you wed another
But dear I hope you’re happy just the same

Wedding bells are ringing in the chapel
Should be ringing out for you and me
Down the aisle with someone else you’re walking
Wedding bells will never ring for me

I planned a little cottage in the valley
I even bought a little band of gold
I thought someday I’d place it on your finger
Now the future looks so dark and cold

Wedding bells are ringin’ in the chapel
I hear the children laughing out with glee
At home alone I hang my head in sorrow
Wedding bells will never ring for me

Ooh oohh… ahhh oooh

I fancy that I see a bunch of roses
A blossom from an orange tree in your hair
While the organ plays I love you truly
Please let me pretend that it’s me there

Wedding bells are ringing in the chapel
Ever since the day you set me free
I knew someday that you would wed another
But wedding bells will never ring for me


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    General CommentGreat cover! Lissie's restrained delivery adds an extra note of poignance.
    goddesscarolineon September 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if this cover is merely a tribute to Hank Williams, or is Lissie singing it in tribute to a real woman (since traditionally only women change their name on marriage) she wanted to marry?
    yhtrownuon November 01, 2010   Link

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