From the CD: Keep On Smiling (2008)

 

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I Promise to Cherish

Music, lyrics, arrangement by Franklyn Schaefer (BMI) © 2005, ”an anniversary song dedicated to my wife Brigitte Schaefer”
Performance: Franklyn Schaefer: lead and backup vocals, piano, electric piano, string arrangement.
Choral background: Joanne Krall, Bonnie Leibold, Gina Young. Published by JavaCasa Music (BMI). Produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris Pati at Modern Voices Recording Studio, NY; co-produced by JavaCasa Music Studio, PA. 

 

When we stood before the altar,
Seems like yesterday;
We vowed to stay together
Come what may.
Yet, I cannot help but wonder:

Had we met today;
Would we fall in love all over?

Would we find a way?

  
I promise to cherish, to honor and love,

Today and forever, as long as we live.

I promise to hold you, to stay by your side.

Forever and always, you'll be my bride.
     
The mountains that I climbed for you
Were really just hills.

Your knight in shining armor,

Fighting windmills!

Still our love has been the real thing

Through good and bad.

Every day I count my blessings
for the time we had.
    

Gonna love you, gonna to hold you,

Gonna be there, when you call me,

Gonna to honor and adore you
Forever!

   
I promise to cherish, to honor and love,

Today and forever, as long as we live.

I promise to hold you, to stay by your side.

Forever and always, you'll be my bride.

 

Gonna love you, gonna to hold you,

Gonna be there, when you call me,

Gonna to honor and adore you
As long as we live.

I promise to hold you, to stay by your side.

Forever and always, you'll be my bride.

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From Album:
Keep On Smiling (2008)