John Prine - Wedding Bells / Let's Turn Back The Years Lyrics




I got the invitation that you sent me,
You wanted me to see you change your name
I couldn't stand to see you wed another
But dear I hope you're happy just the same

I planned a little cottage in the valley,
I even bought that little band of gold
I thought some day I'd place it on your finger,
But now the future looks so dark and cold

Wedding bells are ringing in the chapel
That should be ringing now for you and me
Down the aisle with someone else you're walking
Those wedding bells with never ring for me

Darling, let's turn back the years
And go back to yesterday
Let's pretend that time has stopped
And I didn't go away

We had our love to make us happy
Love wasn't meant to bring us tears
Love like ours should never die
So, darling, let's turn back the years

I fancy that I see a bunch of roses
A blossom from and orange tree in your hair
While the organ plays "I Love You Truly,"
Just let me pretend that I am there

Wedding bells are ringing in the chapel
That should be ringing now for you and me
Down the aisle with someone else you're walking
Those wedding bells with never ring for me
Those wedding bells with never ring for me





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  1. jim harmon

    Two of the very finest singer songwriters working in America today.

  2. Kit Carson

    This is not a pretty, happy ,song......but Wedding bells is a classic. JP is a songsmith but Hank was much darker

  3. Joe Rees

    John Prine is a much better poet and songwriter than Bob Dylan, by far. Until his cancer, he was a much better singer, as well, but now he's still at least as good a singer. Dylan's songs are amateurish next to Prine's. I guess ol' Bob just has a better publicist.

  4. Alex Berukoff

    AWESOME

  5. cowboy6591

    The reason why I dropped being a full time successful pedal steel guitarist after 25 years is today's music is NO LONGER like this at all. The Satanic west coast lawyers and artists have ruined everything country and folk.

  6. arwoldee

    the piano playing on this is sensational!

  7. James Wall

    Yes I know it was Hank Williams's song but it is beautiful I wish they song music like this today but people don't know how

  8. James Wall

    Yes what a beautiful pretty song I Wish I song music like this today other people today printed printed

  9. SuperLindy1962

    💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

  10. John Swanberg

    Prime Prine.

  11. MixedMediaInk

    Lyrics
    :
    "I got the invitation that you sent me
    You wanted me to see you change your name
    I couldn't stand to see you wed another
    But dear I hope you're happy just the same
    I planned a little cottage in the valley
    I even bought that little band of gold
    I thought someday I'd place it on your finger
    But now the future looks so dark and cold
    Wedding bells are ringing in the chapel
    That should be ringing now for you and me
    Down the aisle with someone else you're walking
    Those wedding bells with never ring for me
    Darling, let's turn back the years
    And go back to yesterday
    Let's pretend that time has stopped
    And I didn't go away
    We had our love to make us happy
    Love wasn't meant to bring us tears
    Love like ours should never die
    So, darling, let's turn back the years
    I fancy that I see a bunch of roses
    A blossom from and orange tree in your hair
    While the organ plays, "I Love You Truly"
    Just let me pretend that I am there
    Wedding bells are ringing in the chapel
    That should be ringing now for you and me
    Down the aisle with someone else you're walking
    Those wedding bells with never ring for me
    Those wedding bells with never ring for me"

  12. Julian Hazlett

    Two of my favorite singers. Perfection.

    Julia Miller

    Absolutely

  13. JAMES MICHAEL CHAPESKIE

    NO STONES THROWN AT IT ONLY CONFETTI AND DIAMONDS.. LOVE LUCINDA'S BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION... JOHN IS SUPERB..

  14. David Boskett

    John Prine your a genius

  15. Andrew Mcnaught

    A classic Hank song delivered in style but another American classic Mr.John Prine. Saw him in Glasgow Scotland few months ago what a performance :)

  16. Robert Williams

    Thank you, John for all your songs, and also thank you for your service.

  17. Jim Morrison

    I'm holding a pair of tickets to see him for the first time after 45 years..."In Spite of Ourselves" was the theme for our wedding

    Sold to be Diers

    "There are things known and unknown
    And in between are the doors."-Jim
    That & tickets... Enjoy!- 72017

    Sold to be Diers

    Normally i do not Reply to my self.
    But when i do, it is for damn good reason!
    "There are artists who wrest us up & place us into themselves.
    These are the Ones who continue to wrest us up...
    Even beyond their Rests In Peace."

  18. Robert Williams

    Can't get much better than this!

  19. John Artois

    Thank you Mr. John Prine.

  20. thomas grimes

    A New York Music critic i knew said he was Americas blue collar Keats and Shelley but John Prine never used 10 words when one would do ...and it worked beautifully.

    Allen Ross

    Ha! Good reprise Eugene.

  21. dawgj99

    Love me some Prine.

  22. florence sinclair

    those 2 can't get any better than that

  23. Gerard Larkin Haverstock Esq

    Love John so down to earth.

  24. flatroofer

    Superb. Brilliant.

  25. Patty B

    This song sounds a bit old fashioned to me, didn't really enjoy it.

    Coco Paul

    This was what country was like before the young pretenders chimed in.

    jimmie Roan

    thats exactly why most of us listen to greats like john, what you hear is what it is, like it was intended to be. i can't remember the last time i listened to a radio or watched the ass kissing awards shows. i hate being so old and having to deal with all the aches and pains and the loss of so many family members and so many friends, but i thank God every day for the era i was born in. i've watched so many great artists get started and become legends. i'm not trying to pick at you personally, but todays generation has no concept of what a joy life can be, and how many real artists have come and gone. thanks so much ame746 for posting this. and those that don't know about john, look up some history and see what kind of friend and person he was, the tragedy and pain he overcame, and continued to perform

  26. Frederic Auge

    What a beautiful song !

  27. ken

    this song really trips me out.........Lucinda is amazing !

  28. john kinsley

    What a beautiful song Thank you Ame for the post and for having such good taste in music ,And thanks John& Lucinda for being so gifted.God bless you

  29. Jennifer Blackmer

    This is poetry I could listen to all day.  And sometimes I do.

    Robert Beck

    . . . And all night!

  30. Jeff Barouch

    A match made in heaven?

  31. johnac5468

    The"re just magic together,

  32. matthew hayes

    love this song.

  33. Teabone Bones

    There will only be one John Prine.

  34. Mordechai Levinson

    thank you for posting this.....

  35. TheNooker68

    THE BEST OF JOHN

  36. webbjr37

    John Prine is an American treasure, one of a kind

    Meehall 212

    good ole john

    Denny Guttridge

    John Prine is a World treasure!

  37. Dawn Nelson

    love you fatboy

  38. Steve Wiswell

    I grew up on this stuff and its so weird to listen to it again after going through the exact situations

  39. Ali Mahmood

    Lucinda kicks in  like shifting down from third to second while going 60.

    Wilasinee Chaicompa

    Ali Mahmood of

  40. LiZa Sims

    its so crazy but for decades i have been so jealous of all the women he's been with. LOL. i'm still waiting for him. I love you JP

    Annie Merrill

    See you in the line GF:)

    LiZa Sims

    +Annie Merrill LOL Annie!!! Sounds like I'll be in good company!!!

    ken

    i am jealous of the men She has had.......i would marry her in a moment!

  41. terry malin

    A style  of his  own  one great singer and song writer just listen to this man sing

  42. Reynaldo Castaneda

    This is from the album "Duets" Inspite of Ourselves!

  43. Cassandra Calder

    Love this song,,this music

  44. Charlie Hartsook Sr

    Drifting Cowboy

  45. David Hankee

    He has been one of my favorites since 1975.  Should be on the musical Mt. Rushmore.

    Cactass Dupree

    great post      !!!

  46. Julia Miller

    Perfect. Just perfect.
    I have adored this guy since 1972
    Never even cared for country til him.
    I opened my mind & my heart to great songs I never would've held still to listen to, because of him. I'm very sad to read he is divorcing, I hope it's not true

    Cactass Dupree

    prine isn't country... he's prine... nothing like it in the world !!

    Taco Gillespie

    Never thought of Prine as country. Always thought of him as singer-songwriter listening music. Crosses all genres.

    jeffisraw2000

    +Cactass Dupree Prine is country, traditional country (real country), not that rap country they play now days.

  47. linda theobald

    love  John--no matter what

  48. Jane Hunt

    I can relate to this!!!Thank you!

  49. Chuck Benwitt

    So good, thank you

  50. Bille437

    Usually JP prefers to sing his own songs but has a knack of choosing some songs by others artists that suites JP's style.

    This duo of songs were actually recorded by Hank Williams and has been attributed to Hank as the writer however Wedding Bells was written by Claude Boone and Darling lets turn back the years has been attributed to Hank Williams Senior.

    Hope this helps

  51. Jay Krause

    You have to listen John sing Speed of the Sound of Lonelyiness from his John Prime Live on you tube. Man that song he wrote and sang is one of the best of all time. He sings it live with his soon to be ex-wife who is playing the bass next to him. Kinda my life story so maybe I feel that way but take a listen to it and let me know what you think.

  52. glenn overstreet

    Great covers, but they aren't on the "Anthology" recordings.

  53. trevor stevenson

    Nice calm music.Thanks

  54. Shabannie

    Nice music!

  55. Svein Karlsen

    Number1 From the Norwegian Country-singer mr.Svein Karlsen

  56. haggardly79

    start by listening to the BRUISED ORANGE album

  57. haggardly79

    I have been a fan since 1978 after listening to the ALBUM bruised orange
    John is a great man.

  58. jeff taylor

    hear dear abby,then judge

  59. jeff taylor

    listen to more,youll love him more

  60. flatroofer

    Brilliant

  61. Bay Drifters

    Love this song. Great singers
    Had to do this song as well

  62. Ludmila Bezdenezhnyx

    Thanks!

  63. Banderuola66-Szonja

    Which year is this ? I do hard to guess ! Sounds very nice. Thank you for posting.
    All Thumbs Up !!!

  64. Georgina Christodoulou

    Thankyou meehall121 for sending me this "Hank William" oldie, Love the song.
    Love John Prine & Lucinda Williams Version.
    Geena

  65. CeeCeeable

    Great song! thanks for sharing....

  66. 8Romantica

    Nice and sweet video
    Thanks dear friend
    Juanita

  67. Vanda de Freitas Bezerra

    Linda música!!!

  68. collette bellpainter

    ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL..JOHN PRINE HAS IMPROVED THE ORIGINAL HANK WILLIAMS VERSION

  69. twinPaula12

    I think John and Lucinda are great singers. These old songs that Hank William Sr. made legendary are two of my all time favorites. Personally, I feel that the songs would have been even better if they had harmonized with each other. I read a remark by a songwriter who said any good song that has two people singing it should have harmony in it. I agree with that. My sis and I sang both of these songs back in the 70's when we sang professionally in our area. . Thanks for posting - Paula

  70. Corrie121

    Love this rendition of this great song.
    Thank you for sharing.

  71. 111oldie

    Thanks for sharing Mike! Din't know John Prine yet.

  72. DERedhead65

    you're welcome dear...

  73. DERedhead65

    nice, thank you Mike... check out Nancy Griffith and Iris DeMent, two of my favs, also OF COURSE Peter, Paul & Mary...
    ~~ Becky

  74. Corrie121

    Excellent post.
    Thanks for sharing.

  75. PoopSock

    John Prine masterminded this artfully and Lucinda Williams was a PERFECT match for this song, truly a classic.

  76. Dennis Wilson

    you done Hank proud John.
    Johncan sing almost as moanful as hank

  77. rioblancoman

    Beautifully matched duet. JP is an icon.

    Hank Sr.- Wedding Bells.
    Waylon Jennings- Let's Turn Back the Years