Something Blue

Something old, the times gone buy
Something new, these tears I cry
Something borrowed were those lips my lips knew
And that's why I'm something blue



[Something Old]

Something old, the vows we made
Something new, the price I paid
Something borrowed, love was tried but not true
Now my life is something blue


[Something New]

I guess that I had better smile
Walking behind you down the aisle
I feel I'm walking to my doom
I'm really not the best man in this room


[Something Borrowed]

Something old, the dreams we planned
Something new, his wedding band
Something borrowed was the heart I gave you
You returned it torn in two


[Something Blue]

Something old, the dreams we planned
Something new, his wedding band
Something borrowed was the heart I gave you
You returned it torn in two

And that's why,
And that's why I'm something blue.

Something Blue
by non-other than
Elvis Presley!

 

 

Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe


This wedding tradition is definitely English,
and many sources say that it began in the Victorian era.

Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride.
If she carries all of them on her wedding day,
her marriage will be happy.

"Something old" symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past.
"Something new" means optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead.
"Something borrowed" is usually an item
from a happily married friend or family member,
whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride.
The borrowed item also reminds the bride
that she can depend on her friends and family.

As for the colorful item, blue has been connected to weddings for centuries.
In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity.
Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue,
so purity was associated with the color.
Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns,
as evidenced in proverbs like,
"Marry in blue, lover be true."

And finally,
a silver sixpence in the bride's shoe represents wealth and financial security.
It may date back to a Scottish custom of a groom
putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck.
For optimum fortune, the sixpence should be in the left shoe.
These days, a dime or a copper penny is sometimes substituted,
and many companies sell keepsake sixpences for weddings.

 

          

          

 

 

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