wedding harpist Devon Carpenter, the Classic Harpist, with a Blevins Harp the Laurel Leaf Harp venus classic harp, at a wedding harp duet for a wedding

Audio Samples

The Luckiest by Ben Folds

This song appears on the album Rockin' the Suburbs by the alternative rock singer and songwriter Ben Folds. I have played it as background music for wedding receptions and other parties, for a bridal processional (accompanying a singer), and as a couple's first dance.

This piece can be played on pedal harp only.

The harp & flute duet version below was recorded live at a wedding reception.

Solo Harp

Harp & Flute Duet


I don't get many things right the first time,
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns the stumbles,
And falls brought me here
And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face,
Now I see it every day

And I know
That I am, I am, I am, the luckiest

What if I had been born fifty years before you
In a house on the street
Where you lived
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike.
Would I know?
And in a wide sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize

And I know
That I am, I am, I am, the luckiest

I love you more then have
Ever found the way to say
To you

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties and one day
Passed away in his sleep,
And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days, and passed away
I'm sorry I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong,

That I know
That I am, I am, I am, the luckiest

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