Songs from brothers to sisters
September 27, 2009 9:44 AM Subscribe
I'm going to sing a song for my sister at her wedding, but can't find any good songs about sisters from brothers; most are from sister to sister. Any suggestions?
Basically, I'm looking for songs that would be good to sing for my older sister at her wedding, as a surprise. We enjoy a good relationship, though we don't really see each other as much as we'd like, since she lives kind of far. What I'm looking for is lyrical specificity -- songs from brothers to sisters, or, failing that, simply songs to sisters where the gender of the singer is unspecified -- and, for lack of a better word, singability. From the ages of 8 to 18, I was in both my school chorus and in the school musicals. I also went to theater camp when I was 16. Back then, I'd consider myself a good (not great) singer. Now, however, I am 26 and have not sung a note since freshman year at college. So, to say I'm a little rusty is an understatement. The plan is, around January, to find a vocal coach who can bring me up to acceptability by the time the wedding in June takes place. I don't expect to get as good as I used to be; I just need to be good enough to sound pleasant.
I'll be singing two songs.
But, of course, before anything, I need to find good songs to sing. Perhaps my google-fu is not strong, but all the songs I've found so far involving sisters are from sister to sister or are extremely bitter in character or are about an incestuous relationship. I have yet to find a song from a brother to a sister.
Ah - also, please keep my specific vocal background in mind. Despite years of trying, I have never had a rock voice. My background is almost entirely in showtunes and classical choral pieces. Though, my class did do a Beatles tribute once. But it was choralified.
Anyway, thanks a lot in advance.