Beatrice: For all this long time you have stuck together;Proven beyond doubt, you're birds of a feather;
Eighteen years is an awfully long wait;
Quick answer my questions, before it's too late;
Beatrice: I turn now to Paul, for he's a bit older;
will you answer the query, I read from my folder?
Paul: Yes, I will answer, when you read from the folder;
And really, I am only a tiny bit older.
Beatrice: and Lars I will have some to ask of you, too
will you speak out and say what is really true?
Lars: yes, of course, I'll say what is true
I look forward to those questions from you.
Beatrice: Paul, do you take this man Lars as your mate?
with full knowledge of the rumors that he's really not straight?
Paul: Yes, I know he's not really straight,
and yes, by all means, he should be my mate,
Beatrice: Lars, Paul over there, should he be your groom?
is it who you'll marry? be specific, we'd best not assume.
Lars: yes, it is Paul I'll marry as my groom,
and being specific it's not "who", but "whom".
Beatrice: Paul will you stand by Lars in both sickness and health?
and stay by his side in either poorness or wealth?
Paul: I will stand with Lars in poorness of health,
I will stay by him during the sickness of wealth,
Beatrice: Lars is it your desire to care for your Paul?
to be with him and hold him through anything at all?
Lars: through anything at all, I'll care for my Paul,
to be with him and hold him, I give him my all.
Beatrice: we've covered both the good and the bad,
We're now to the point of the happy and glad.
Now is time to be a little bit bolder,
I want you to stand shoulder to shoulder
Through the power given me by Oregon State
It is time you speak together and seal your fate,
Beatrice: There once were a couple men I knew
a wedding it seemed we'd never view
eighteen years they waited
their dreams quite deflated
but now all they must say is....
Paul & Lars: I do!