ARTIST: Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
TITLE: My Mother's Wedding Day
Lyrics and Chords


Now if you think this wedding day
Went just a wee amiss
Then I will tell you 'bout a wedding
Far more daft than this
The lad involved turned out to be
No other but my pa
And by the strangest bit o' luck
The woman was my ma

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MacGregor, MacKenna, MacGowan, MacGraw
MacVitie, MacNeil, and MacRay
Aye all of the folk in the village were there
On my mother's wedding day
For pa had asked his friend MacPhee
And Mac had come with May MacGee
And May invited ninety-three
To my mother's wedding day
Then up the road came Ed MacKeen
With half the town of Aberdeen
Aye everyone was on the scene
At my mother's wedding day

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At quarter to five everybody was there
A-waiting around in the room
MacVicker, MacDougal, MacDuff and MacCoy
Everybody but the groom
And as the hours turtled by
The men got feeling kinda dry
And thought they'd take a nip of rye
While a-waiting for the groom
And while the men were dipping in
The ladies started on the gin
And soon the room began to spin
On my mother's wedding day

Then all of a sudden the liquor was gone
The gin and the whiskey and all
And all of a sudden the wedding affair
Had become a bonny brawl
For Pete MacGraw and Joe MacPhee
Began to fight for May MacGee
While May MacGee and Sam MacKee
Were a-wooing in the hall
So cold and stiff was John MacVay
They used him for a serving tray
Oh everyone was bright and gay
At my mother's wedding day

MacDuff and MacVitie were playing a game
And using MacCoy for the ball
MacKenna was eating the bridal bouquet
And MacNeil hung on the wall
Then finally my father came
His eyes were red his nose aflame
He dinna even know his name
He was drunkest of 'em all

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The people were lying all over the room
A-looking as if they were dead
Then mother uncovered the minister quick 
And she told him go ahead
Then pa kneeled down on Bill MacRay
And mother kneeled on Jock MacKay
The preacher stood on John MacVay
And that's how my ma was wed
And 'til today the folks declare
It was a mess beyond compare
I ought to know, for I was there [There never was a day so fair / As]
At my mother's wedding day

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