Jamie Fraser
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Songs are listed by genre and alphabetically by title. Except for the wedding and funeral material, and much of the Irish material, move your mouse pointer to find out whose version Jamie does. Material for which Jamie has prepared a MIDI backing track is indicated with an asterisk.

Big band
  Around the World
Blueberry Hill
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Don´t Get Around Much Any More
Fine and Dandy
Embraceable You
Georgia on My Mind
A Good Man is Hard to Find
I Only Have Eyes For You
Let´s Get Away From it All

Mood Indigo
Moonlight Serenade
´Round Midnight
Satin Doll
Side By Side
Take the ´A´ Train
Sentimental Journey
When I Fall in Love
When I Take My Sugar to Tea
When You Wish Upon a Star
You Made Me Love You

North American and English pop

  Abraham, Martin and John*
All By Myself
All I Have to Do is Dream
All You Need is Love*
Blowin´ in the Wind
Both Sides Now
Boys Do Fall in Love
Build Me Up Buttercup
Can´t Buy Me Love
Carried Away
Color My World
Come On Over
Cracklin´ Rose
Dance With Me
Dancing in the Moonlight
A Dream Like Mine*
Drift Away
Edge of the Universe*
Eleanor Rigby
Everybody´s Talking At Me
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Fields of Gold*
First of May
From Me to You
The Girl From Ipanema*
God is Love*
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
A Hard Day´s Night*
Heal the World*
Here Comes the Sun
Hey Jude
Hot Water*
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
I Go For You
I Have a Dream
I Just Fall in Love Again
I Saw Her Standing There
I Started a Joke
I Wanna Be Free
I Will Remember You
I Write the Songs
I´ll Be True To You
I´ve Gotta Get a Message to You
If You Could Read My Mind
It´s The Same Old Song*
Just the Way You Are
Let it Be
Let Me Be There
(Live Or Die) Hold Me LIke a Child

Living Eyes
Lonely Days
The Long and Winding Road
Long Train Running*
Love Games*
Love Me, Love Me, Love
Love So Right
Lyin´ Eyes
Mack the Knife
The Meeting
Mensch (English version)*
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)*
My Heart Will Go On
Never My Love
New York Mining Disaster 1941
Nights in White Satin
Nowhere Man
One Tin Soldier
(Our Love) Don´t Throw It All Away
The Promise (The Dolphin Song)
Reach Out I´ll Be There*
The Reason Why
Rest Your Love On Me
Rocket Man
The Rose*
Run to Me
Running in the Family*
Seasons in the Sun
Shape of My Heart*
Shine Shine
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Spicks and Specks
Standing in the Light*
Stay Alone*
Sweet and Innocent
This Masquerade
To Love Somebody
Tonight You Belong to Me
Too Much Heaven
Wanna Be Starting Something*
What a Wonderful World
What´s Going On*
When I´m Sixty-Four
Why Are You Leaving
Wind of Change*
Wind Beneath My Wings
Wine and Women
Yellow Submarine
You Got It
You Needed Me
You´ve Made Me So Very Happy

Sample recording



Foreign-language pop

  Am Fenster stehn*
Am Tag, als Conny Kramer starb
Die Antwort weiß ganz allein der Wind
Aus dir wirst du*
Ben seni sevdiğimi*
Da werd´ ich sein*
Deine Sonne*
Du schaffst es!
Engel brauchen keine Väter
Engel wie du*
Fast wie Sommer*
Geboren im Winter*
Gib mir Sonne*
Gib niemauls auf
Lieben für immer
Mein Herz gehört dir/我佴心属于你*
Meine Kleine*

Mitten im Eis
Morgens Fremde, Mittags Freunde
Nie zu Hause*
Quels beaux jours!*
Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind
Schlaf ruhig ein*
Sicher bist du
Sie weißt, was sie will
So wie jetzt*
Der Sog*
Stimmen im Wind
Ein Stück vom Himmel*
Verzeih´ mir zu sagen ist so schwer
Wenn die Sonne schräg steht*
Wenn du den Himmel nicht aufmachst*
Wie ein Hai*
Wildes Wasser
Wir sind mehr*
Zeit für Engel*
Ένα σπασμένο φτερό*

Sample recordings

Ben seni sevdiğimi


Gib mir Sonne

Mein Herz gehört dir/我佴心属于你

Ένα σπασμένο φτερό




See also Big Band listing above.

  A Foggy Day
All of Me
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Children´s Song
The Days of Wine and Roses
500 Miles High
Freddie the Freeloader

The Girl from Ipanema*
My Funny Valentine
Night and Day
On Green Dolphin Street
Sea Journey
Son of Mr. Green Genes
So What

Sample recording
The Girl from Ipanema

Irish show

Note: All Irish material at this point is from Morton Downey's Collection of Favorite Irish Songs (Robbins Music Corp., 1943; revised 1963). MIDI backing tracks have been prepared for all the material listed.

  Come Back to Erin
The Daughter of Peggy O´Neil
Fancy Nancy Clancy
Father O´Flynn
Garry Owen
I´ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
It´s a Great Day for the Irish
Ireland Must Be Heaven (For My Mother Came From There)
The Lass With the Delicate Air
Londonderry Air
So What
Molly Malone

Molly O!
Peg O´ My Heart
Peggy O´Neil
Scanlan´s Rose Song
Sweetheart Darlin´
That´s How I Spell I-R-E-L-A-N-D
Wearin´ of the Green
What an Irishman Means By Machree
When I Dream of Old Erin (I´m Dreaming of You)
When It´s Moonlight in Mayo
You Don´t Have to Be Irish (To Be Welcome In an Irishman´s Home)

Sample recordings
It's a Great Day for the Irish

Londonderry Air (Would God I Were the Tender Apple Blossom)

Molly Malone

Peg o' My Heart

That's How I Spell I-R-E-L-A-N-D

Wearin' of the Green

When It's Moonlight in Mayo

You Don't Have to Be Irish (To Be Welcome in an Irishman's Home)


Selection of music

One of the things Jamie often encounters when he gets calls for weddings is that the people whose wedding he is to play have no idea what they want in terms of music. In case you're stumped yourself, these are the tunes he most often plays. Each one is linked to a MIDI file that you can play through your sound card.


Between the readings

Signing of the register


Other ideas

Jamie's standard program is Purcell's "Trumpet Tune" for the entrance, Schubert's "Ave Maria" for the signing of the register, and Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" for the exit. If you want him to play material other than that listed above, feel free to let him know. He does get calls where his clients want Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" (sometimes erroneously referred to as "Here Comes the Bride") for the entrance and/or Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" for the exit, but in his experience, people are starting to move away from this material in favor of alternatives such as those listed above. He even gets occasional calls to play modern pop material, such as Shania Twain's "From This Moment On". If you intend to have Jamie learn something special along these lines, assume he does not know it already unless you know for sure he does, and accordingly, give him time to prepare it. See the guidelines section of this page for more details.

Signing the Contract

As Jamie is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, and weddings are different from regular masses in that the church has no involvement with how he is paid, the AFM requires that he prepare and have you fill out a standard contract, which he will bring to the wedding rehearsal; you should therefore let him know when that is going to take place too. When the contract is filled out, he will make a copy of it for your records. He will keep a copy for his records and file the original with the union office.



Jamie's standard program for funerals is as follows (all hymns from Catholic Book of Worship III):

  • Entrance: Be Not Afraid—CBW III #481
  • Psalm: Psalm 23—CBW III #606
  • Offertory: Amazing Grace—CBW III #480
  • Communion: Now in This Banquet—CBW III #608
  • Closing: How Great Thou Art—CBW III 554

Alternative hymns include the following:

  • Let All Things Now Living—CBW III #534
  • O Lord of Life—CBW I #435
  • Lord, Jesus Christ, Abide With Us—CBW III #659
  • Love is Come Again—CBW II #502 (especially appropriate around Christmas time, as it uses the melody of "Noël Nouvelet")

If you want to select your own material, you may, but please be aware that the Catholic Church frowns on the use of secular material. As the "Guidelines for Music in the Mass" in Catholic Book of Worship II states: "Secular music has no place in Christian worship. Romantic songs from secular sources—movies, stage shows, hit parades—are to be avoided. Music and words used in Catholic liturgies should lead the community to a greater love for God and his people."

As with the wedding material, if you intend to have Jamie learn something special, including special hymns, assume he does not know it already unless you know for sure he does, and accordingly, give him time to prepare it. See the guidelines section of this page for more details, particularly a Babylon 5 anecdote therein that illustrates the kind of logistical scenario to avoid. Also, if you are planning on preparing programs for the attendees, and you have not yet specified to Jamie which hymns you are planning on using, be sure to let him know your choices by no later than the evening before the funeral so that he can run off the appropriate material for his binder.

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