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Thread #31259   Message #1060211
Posted By: Rapparee
24-Nov-03 - 07:48 PM
Thread Name: What song do you want at your funeral?
Subject: RE: What song do you want at your funeral?
When the bring the coffin or whatever into church (I'm certain there will be a church ceremony no matter what I would say) I want the priest in black, like in the old days. As they bring what's left of me up the aisle I want the "Dies Irae" sung in Gregorian Chant, in Latin. There will be a funeral mass, of that I'm certain, so I want the songs to get progressively more joyful: "Morning has broken" "St. Patrick's Breastplate" "Rainbow Children" -- that sort of thing. And for the communion hymn I want the musicians to get down on "Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog." For the recessional let's do "The Saints." Out at the cemetery, I want the whole bunch to bellow out "Ode To Joy" and then "Bottle of Wine." Or reverse 'em, but those two and accept no substitutes. Do the buryin' early enough and a fiddler could do "Whiskey before breakfast."