A CHOIR is looking forward to performing its own tribute song for next Friday’s Royal wedding.
Songwriter Amanda Field has written Something Blue for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.
Amanda, from Gosport, is part of the Fareham branch of the Voxpop choir and was inspired to write the song in memory of Princess Diana.
The 56-year-old said: ‘I was moved to write the song when I heard that Kate Middleton was to wear the sapphire engagement ring that had belonged to Princess Diana.
‘I’m sure that everyone who watches the wedding ceremony will be conscious of Diana’s absence and in the last verse of the song I suggest that though we cannot see her, she will be there in spirit to complete the family.
‘I didn’t want to write anything too slushy or sentimental. I haven’t written a song for years. I used to be in a band in my youth and write songs but it’s been quite a while. It’s a sense of community and it draws us together.
‘These are difficult times and it’s nice to have something to celebrate.’
Amanda said the song has been popular among her fellow choir members.
‘They have been very keen and taken to it very well,’ she said. ‘Everyone has said nice things about the lyrics. There is a bittersweet aspect to it.’
Alison Eade, leader of the choir, added: ‘Something Blue is a bittersweet ballad which talks about the love between William and Kate, but also alludes to the sadness that William’s mother cannot be with them on their happy day.
‘Voxpop is building a reputation as an event choir so I was delighted when Amanda put forward this song to mark the occasion of the Royal wedding.’
The choir will perform the song alongside colleagues from the Southampton and Isle of Wight branches at a street party at Southampton Guildhall, on the day.
She stands before the mirror. Her dress of creamy white.
The sparkle of the sapphire. It seems to catch the light. She touches every diamond.
To make her wish come true. A princess, but a queen some day. She’ll start her life anew.
A moment after take-off. The young man smiles to see. How the mountains fall away, the sky’s the place to be.
And for one precious moment. He forgets about the throne,
As he soars above the country. His father calls his own.
Something old, something new, We know love will see you through.
Something old, something new. But there’s always, yes there’s always, something blue.
Beside them in the Abbey. Though they cannot see. Someone else is watching. To complete the family. We called her the queen of hearts. Her own she could not mend, But she will give her blessing. Our candle in the wind.
Something old, something new. We know love will see you through. Something old, something new. But there’s always, yes there’s always, something blue.