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Thread #31259   Message #1119148
Posted By: GUEST
19-Feb-04 - 10:23 AM
Thread Name: What song do you want at your funeral?
Subject: Lyr Add: DOWN TO A RIVER (ALAN'S SONG) (C Kaldor)
"Glory, Glory, Hallelujah (When I Lay My Burden Down)" - recorded by Doc Watson and others. I sang it at my father's funeral in 1987.

A beautiful song by Connie Kaldor

Connie Kaldor SOCAN         

There are dinners, there's music
There is laughter there were tears
There are memories that go back
Over the years
There are the marks made in a life
Like only good friends do
Now I must choose to make a mark
For the things I loved in you

    I'll go down to a river
    And plant a tree
    Something strong, wild and living
    Those are my memories
    And I'll go up to a mountain
    And sing to the stars
    Can you hear me
    Where ever you are.

And there's phone calls and there's crying
And there's clutching to the chest
And there's singing songs and throwing dirt
And laying down to rest
And there's carving words on stone
And making church bells ring
But the river when it freezes over
Still thaws and runs each spring


Do you hear the ones who loved you
And who were glad they knew you well
Do the hearts you left that miss you
Ring like a bell