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What Song for Your Funeral?

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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: olddude
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 10:50 AM

"Another one bites the dust"


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 11:06 AM

Mat eof mine want "The End" by the Doors
Then there was the lady on BBC Radio 4 who said her kids were gonna play
Ding dong the witch is dead !


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Ed T
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 11:20 AM

Just A Closer Walk Wit Thee Tab by Johnny Cash& Bob Dylan

http://hypem.com/track/187448/Bob+Dylan+Johnny+Cash+-+Just+A+Closer+Walk+With+Thee

Or, maybe, The Balance,Moody Blues

http://www.webwriter.f2s.com/moody/lyrics/aqob.htm#balance


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 03:50 PM

I've booked Jilted John (the song not the artist) to be sung live - I'm looking forward to it !


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 03:59 PM

I've booked Jilted John (the song not the artist) to be sung live

Now there's a notion! The artist formerly known as Jilted John is now, of course, the great John Shuttleworth responsible for such minor epics as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ufc8bnD8DE

Imagine having Shuttleworth playing live at your funeral!


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 04:52 PM

Let me fish off cape st. mary's and oh boys carry me long.


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 06:14 PM

I definitely don't want Psalm 23 to Crimond. If people insist then sing it to Wiltshire or preferably Martyrdom.

What I would like is Runrig's "Dust" to be played, then everybody sing "You shall go out with joy" accelerando.


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: stallion
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 06:18 PM

all right now - free


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Lox
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 06:25 PM

Calling you as sung by Jevetta Steele for the Bagdad Cafe soundtrack.


       Sheer Beauty!



I also would recommend that anyone watch the film "Bagdad cafe" as it is one of the finest bits of art of any sort anywhere.


And in my opinion Jack Palances finest hour.


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Artful Codger
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:25 AM

I'm not sure I'd want "Derwentwater's Farewell"; it always reminds me of Peter Bellamy's "Danny Deever" setting. Don't want to be remebered as a "sneakin', shootin' hound".

If I were "hedging my bets", then I'd go with the Bellamy/Watersons rendition of Bob Dylan's "When I Die".


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: GREEN WELLIES
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:33 AM

A friend of ours had everybody singing 'Spirit in the Sky' as his coffin left the church.

As for me, well as I leave the church I want to follow a brass band playing 'The Stripper' !!

Dont want mine to be a sad affair.


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:41 AM

We'll all go together when we go...


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: mandotim
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 04:07 AM

Not a song, but for me it has to be Elgar's 'Nimrod' from the Enigma Variations, played by a decent brass band. A lovely, emotional tune to get the crying over and done with before the drinking starts...
Tim


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Raggytash
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 04:27 AM

No question about this, as the curtains close at the crematorium Gracie Fields will start to sing .........

Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye, cheerio here I go .........


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 06:17 AM

Bellamy/Watersons rendition of Bob Dylan's "When I Die".

When I die isn't a Bob Dylan song - it's from the Doc Watson Family repetoire. The recording effectively reunites the Young Tradition and The Watersons. Mightly stuff indeed. Perhaps you're thinking of Death is Not the End?

Laura Nyro wrote a song called And When I Die which is very fine too:

I'm not scared of dyin'
and I don't really care
if it's peace you find in dyin'
Well then let the time be near
if it's peace you find in dyin'
When dyin' time is here
just bundle up my coffin
cause it's cold way down there

And when I die
and when I'm gone
there'll be one child born
and a world to carry on

My troubles are many
they're as deep as a well
I swear there ain't no heaven
and I pray there ain't no hell
swear there ain't no heaven
and pray there ain't no hell
but I'll never know by livin'
only my dyin' will tell

And when I die
and when I'm gone
there'll be one child born
and a world to carry on

Give me my freedom
for as long as I be
all I ask of livin'
is to have no chains on me
all I ask of livin'
is to have no chains on me
and all I ask of dyin'
is to go naturally

And when I die
and when I'm gone
there'll be one child born
and a world to carry on


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Songbob
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:29 PM

I'm not sure I want to dictate what's to be sung -- and my friends ain't the dictatin-to type anyway -- but I do know what I want them to say as they look at me in the coffin:

HE MOVED!!


Bob Clayton


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Big Tim
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 04:38 PM

I keep changing my mind but at the moment I'm inclined towards,

Busk Bonnie Lassie, traditional Scots, sung by Norman Kennedy.

Every Grain of Sand, written and sung by Bob Dylan.

Summertime on Bredon, words by A.E.Housman, sung by Father Sydney MacEwan (not the Vaughan-Williams melody).

Better inform my kids soon in case I drop dead unexpectedly.


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 04:48 PM

Hey Raggytash : Stop stealing my ideas! lol

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Bill Hahn//\\
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 04:48 PM

While it was written for a wedding I do believe I like Kate Wolf's--Give Yourself To Love.

On a lighter note a John Prine piece---Please Don't Bury Me... could really make the occasion memorable in a funny way. Especially if you are an organ donor.

Bill Hahn


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: SharonA
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 05:06 PM

"At My Funeral" by Crash Test Dummies.


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 07:35 PM

I had trouble keeping a straight face when someone had "A Whiter Shade of Pale" - really!
And I have a true story about "Another one bites the dust" - I once had cause to phone a LIFE insurance company re a letter they'd sent me regarding the cause of death of one of my patients. I was disputing it as being incorrect, so while they checked their records, put me on "hold" on the phone - and THAT was the song that came up!

And on a more serious note: "Crossing the Bar", as sung by Craig, Morgan and Robson - for my Dad, who was in the Navy and is now 92, when the time comes. It was Lord Tennyson's last poem before he died, and has been set to music beautifully by Rani Arbo.


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 09:31 PM

As long as it's not Amazing Grace. What I'd really like would be Dave Carter's When I Go, A real sad song like Bonnie Woodhall. After the service/memorial there ought to be a Phil Cooper/morbid songs with jokes bash.


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 05:27 AM

Who was it who asked to be carried into church to the song from 'that thing I saw on telly, about the bodyguard'? Total collapse of cogregation when instead of 'I will always love you' the theme from 'Minder' was played!


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 05:35 AM

I think I'd rather have the Minder theme than Witney's horrible version of I Will Always Love You, though Dolly's would be perfectly acceptable.

Surprised no one's suggested this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHZYcC-KF_s

Or this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZucLthble4


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 05:36 AM

No songs. The Lento from Beethoven's quartet in F will do me. Otherwise I'll come back and haunt you.


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: GUEST,sir roger at work
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 05:40 AM

"I will follow you into the dark" by Deathcab for Cutie - a band named after a Bonzo Dog song that appeared in the Magical Mystery Tour film.

Either that or "I'll see you in my dreams" as sung and played, with ukelele, by Joe Brown at George Harrison's memorial concert.

R


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Sean Mc
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 05:47 AM

The Parting Glass - supposed to do it at my Dad's when the time comes but not sure if I could get through it . . .


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: BobKnight
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 05:54 AM

Not a song, but at my auntie's funeral the music played by the piper at the graveside was, "Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye," then "I'm Nae Awa Tae Bide Awa." There were quite a few smiling faces, despite the sad occasion.


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Trevor
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 09:38 AM

Mine changes as well, but at the moment I'm on 'The Joy of Living', 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' and the 23rd psalm to the tune of either 'Ilkley Moor' or 'Sweet Lovely Nancy'.

Mind you, I like the thought of 'Wish Me Luck...'


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Phot
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 10:21 AM

Comfortably Numb, by Pink Floyd!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: GUEST,Warwick Slade
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 02:34 PM

I fancy "Days" sung by Kirsty MacColl
or "Dead on Time" by Warwick Slade www.myspace.com/warwickslade2


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Diva
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 07:10 AM

Not a song but a tune I want The Glasgow Police Pipers played by the Neilson and District Pipe Band!


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Artful Codger
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 07:12 AM

Suibhne: You hit it on the head. Shortly after I posted, I realized that I'd gotten "When I Die" confused with "Death Is Not the End"--both terrific songs sung by Bellamy (and ironic, considering his suicide), but it's the latter that's by Dylan.


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 11:05 AM

I don't want any kind of funeral at all. What's the alternative to having one? Can you just process the body, without any associated remembrance type service?


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 11:12 AM

St. James's Hospital


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: skarpi
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 11:33 AM

Saint Patricks Cathedral ...


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 11:35 AM

I've got, I've got it. I've finally got it. Lloyd Chandler, Conversation with Death. Just as the coffin slides into the flames.


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 11:36 AM

"So long! Farewell! Auf wiedersehen! Goodbye" from The Sound of Music, I think.

David Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 09:16 AM

For me it would be

Roll On The Day - Allan Taylor
Sammy's Bar - From Flippin The Whale
Fiddlers Green - John Conolly


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 09:25 AM

MacColl's "Joy of Living" for me, plus Fairport's "Meet on the Ledge"
and British Sea Power's "True Adventures" ( I'm having 3...greedy or what?).


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: MC Fat
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 11:20 AM

Ae Fond Kiss


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 01:25 PM

We had great fun at Upper Dicker recently,singing the nautical "Bye Bye,Bye Bye ,Bye Bye,Bye Bye etc" and all swaying from side to side ,waving paper "hankies" ; I think I'd go with that ( and Dougie Brown singing & playing "Death Is Not The End ", assuming that he hadn't predeceased me !)
          Last year ,Karen and I attended the funeral of "Doctor Rosie", who went off ,in a wicker basket rather than a wooden coffin,into the flames to the assembled multitude singing "Bold Riley",which was moving,sad,and...well, funny !! We also had Rosie herself singing "The Bold Dragoon" ; "Jerusalem",in which I get a mention --"Dark,Satanic Mills "....(how I HATED "assembly" at school !!); and last,but by no means least,Joni singing "Chelsea Morning", on which happy note we all repaired an hostelry close by ,for a few whets and some scran ; Excellent !


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Wesley S
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 01:29 PM

I'd sung with a trio for about 12 years. Our guitar player Richard Loughridge passed away from cancer about 10 days ago. This is the song we sang at his funeral last Wednesday. We had sung this song dozens of times with Richard - it was so sad to sing it without him.

Stanley Brothers

Who Will Sing for me?

Oft I sing for my friends
When death's cold hand I see
When I reach my journey's end
Who will sing one song for me?

I wonder (I wonder) who
Will sing (will sing) for me
When I'm called to cross
that silent sea
Who will sing for me?

When friends shall gather round
And look down on me
Will they turn and walk away
Or will they sing one song for me?

So I'll sing til the end
Contented I will be
Assured that some friends
Will sing one song for me?


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 01:35 PM

Mike Hills body lies a mouldering in his grave
But his soul goes marching on!!!!


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: autoharpbob
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 04:24 PM

The one that was good enough for Jake Thackray will do me - "Jake Thackray's Last Will and testament" - "Go, go, go and get the priest boys - then get the booze"


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: Joe_F
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 05:56 PM

The Song Goes On


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: beeliner
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 09:04 PM

"Quitting Time" by The Roches

Excellent choice! I guess I would be a little more traditional and go with "A Mighty Fortress is Our God".

My epitaph: "So many books, so much music, so little time."


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: C-flat
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 08:28 AM

Personally I'd have "A Handful Of Songs" by our very own Jerry Rassmussen.
Says it all really....


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 10:54 AM

and nobody suggested Only Remembered


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Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
From: goatfell
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 01:03 PM

in a graveyard 'hole in the ground' crematorium 'light my fire'


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