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haddocker Obit: Barry Finn (16 Oct 2009) (285* d) RE: Obit: Barry Finn (16 Oct 2009) 19 Oct 09


The sea chanteys were only one part of Barry's repertoire. When we would take a break from practicing, I would get out my guitar and we'd do stuff like "Pancho and Lefty", "Pour Me Another Tequila Sheilah" and Willie Nelson songs about gunfighters. Often, we might break into some doo-wop or even fifties rock n' roll. Those are the times I will really miss. Barry Finn was my singing partner for almost fifteen years. In that time frame I shared in his trials and his celebrations; came to know him as a warm and loving friend and family man who would take a singing gig at the drop of a hat, regardless of the distance or monetary return. He just loved to sing and I loved singing with him. Miss him? It's like having a piece of my heart torn out. His passing has left an unfillable hole. Tonight, the Celestial Choirs are in the process of changing their repertoire to "Sally Rackett" and "Blood Red Roses". My brother will be waiting to show him around.
    Barry will forever be in my heart and in my prayer.
          Fair winds and following seas, shipmate,
                         Neil


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