What Song Would You Like Played At Your Funeral.

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  1. ThesFlishThngs

    ThesFlishThngs One Too Many

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    My husband and I discuss this now and then (usually over a couple bottles of wine, with old music playing), and his choices have been made: "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts", to begin, 'cos that's the sort of fellow he is, and finishing with Al Bowlly doing "Goodnight Sweetheart".
    I have such a wide, wide range of musical passions that I don't think I could pin down one song. If those putting me in the ground want to sing me away, they're free to choose. As long as it's old and/or obscure. If they play something sappy and modern I may have to pull a ghostly prank.
     
  2. loosebolts

    loosebolts Familiar Face

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    Miles Davis Summer time. no question about it.
     
  3. bburtner@moran

    bburtner@moran Banned

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    No funeral for me!!
     
  4. LocktownDog

    LocktownDog Call Me a Cab

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    Immortality!
     
  5. wdw

    wdw One Too Many

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    "We Have All the Time in the World" - Louis Armstrong. A lovely song with meaningful lyrics that combines some things of significance to me - love for a good woman, something beyond this life and it's also a theme from our favourite James Bond film, OHMSS.

    That film is set in a part of Switzerland (the Jungfrau Region) we've visited many, many times over the last 30-odd years and we've even walked up the mountain it's set on. Many happy long-term memories, that film and the beautiful song are for us inextricably linked.
     
  6. Dr Kilroy

    Dr Kilroy One of the Regulars

    It's not a song, but...

    [video=youtube_share;sPlhKP0nZII]http://youtu.be/sPlhKP0nZII[/video]

    Best regards, Dr
     
  7. ortega76

    ortega76 Practically Family

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    I would prefer a quiet party instead of a wake and funeral. I'd like "Take 5" by Brubeck played.
     
  8. BigFitz

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    "How to Disappear Completely(And Never Be Found Again)" by Radiohead. It is a melancholy song but I wouldn't want it played for that reason. To me, it's a beautiful song and is one of the few songs that make me shiver. Plus the opening line is appropriate. "That there, that's not me".
     
  9. kyboots

    kyboots Practically Family

    One I forgot as the casket goes out is Sinatra's " I Did It My Way".
     
  10. Mr.Astor

    Mr.Astor Banned

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    Willie Nelson "blue eye's cryin in the rain"
     
  11. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    I would like "Both Sides Now" to be played.

    "I've looked at life from both sides now
    From WIN and LOSE and still somehow
    It's life's illusions I recall
    I really don't know life at all."
     
  12. HeyMoe

    HeyMoe Practically Family

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    As sick as it sounds, I have had my funeral planned since I was 17 (something that you think about early on when you enlist in the military).

    At the funeral, as I am being carried out, a friend (dressed at the Grim Reaper) will dance out to Queen's "Another one bites the dust". My whole family knows that this is to happen. I just hope they are able to find a church or chapel that will allow it.

    Other than that, Taps as I will be having a military funeral
     
  13. Foxer55

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  14. TOuten2

    TOuten2 Familiar Face

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    Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkle...I don't know why, it just always seemed FUNERAL-ish.
     
  15. cchgn

    cchgn One of the Regulars

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    Amazing how many folks, despite a lifetime of not believing, end up wanting something like that. I know of lifelong Christians who, at the end, wanted to believe in re-incarnation.


    Also, many cultures have used music to move the deceased to the "other world". Many, like those in New Orleans, upbeat, joyous music.


    My Father wanted( and got) "I'll weather My Storm" played. My Brother, was me to play "Dust in the wind" on my Martin flattop.
     
  16. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I don't care if there's people in the afterlife or not. But there damn well better be cats.

    As for my funeral music, I want Leroy Shield's "Little Dancing Girl," as performed by the Beau Hunks Orchestra. And as it's playing, I want there to be a couple of silent-movie type comedians among my pallbearers who will drop their end of the box and get into a pie-throwing fight over who caused it. If my funeral's going to be held in a theatre, I want to get laughs.
     
  17. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    I'm a Christian too, but Amazing Grace has been done to death. For mine, I have told my wife to have Wayfaring Stranger played.

    I'll soon be free from every trial,
    This form will rest beneath the sod.
    I'll drop this cross of self denial,
    And enter in...to rest with God.
     
  18. TOuten2

    TOuten2 Familiar Face

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    Another song I've considered is "A Fine, Fine Day" by Tony Carey.

    It's a fine, fine day for a reunion
    It's a fine, fine day for coming home.
    You did your sittin', you did hard time
    But you ain't gonna sit no more, they cant keep you there no more
    It's a fine, fine day
     
  19. Virginia Creeper

    Virginia Creeper One of the Regulars

    I imagine I'd want this played at some point:
    [video=youtube;_TXNSipWUiE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TXNSipWUiE[/video]
     
  20. DesertDan

    DesertDan One Too Many

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    [video=youtube;ZkcpmbHevZQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkcpmbHevZQ[/video]
     

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