Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #147: ‘The Wedding Song [There is Love’] Paul Stookey- July 31, 1971.
- Single: ‘The Wedding Song [ There Is Love]- Paul Stookey
- Record Company- Warner Bros.
- Genre: Easy Listening
- Written by Noel Paul Stookey
- Time: 3:45
- B-side: ‘Give A Damn’
- Album- Paul And
- Grade: C
- Peaked at #24 14 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
Paul Stookey- from Peter, Paul and Mary- was born in Baltimore in 1937. This was his only Hot 100 hit song as a solo artist. The melody of the song came from John Denver’s ‘Rhymes and Reasons’ The first time Paul Stookey performed this song was at the wedding of Peter Yarrow[ the Peter in Peter, Paul and Mary] in 1969.
They played this at my wedding in ’78. It was kind of a perennial favorite…
This is a nice song.
I have an allergic reaction to anything Peter, Paul or Mary.