I Went To A Wedding…

I went to a wedding
Though only the night time
I didn’t know them that well
I watched on from the margins
At the dance floor crowded

The DJ adhered to the rule of occasion
Dancing Queen
Shoop Shoop Song
You’re The One That I Want

They’re the ones that they want
He knew his trade well I could see

And at a table nearby I heard a girl saying
To a tall balding guest
So you’re Brad Friedel
– I’m mildly impressed

I thought I’d chance my arm
Her reply won my heart
So you’re William Pitt
– Elder or Younger?

And then inexplicably
For reasons unfathomable
But to me wholly admirable
The DJ played us some Tallis

He yanked off The Corrs in disgust and announced Thomas Tallis
Lamentations of Jeremiah

Across an empty dancefloor I walked to commend him
And also enquire if he had any Dowland

The incident passed things got back to normal
At the end of the evening everyone staggered out singing
And they were singing

Oh you can’t put your foot up in Europe
You can’t show your studs on the ‘nent
They take a dim view of a slightly raised shoe
So think on if you’re up against Ghent, my lad
Think on if you’re up against Ghent


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Illustrative video. (03:59)