Mudcat Café message #1436085 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31259   Message #1436085
Posted By: just john
16-Mar-05 - 10:53 AM
Thread Name: What song do you want at your funeral?
Subject: RE: What song do you want at your funeral?
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I want to go simply when I go
They'll give me a simple funeral there I know
With a casket lined in fleece
And fireworks spelling out "rest in peace."
Oh take me when I'm gone to Forest Lawn

Oh lay me down in Forest Lawn they understand there.
And they have a heavenly choir and a military band there.
Just put me in their care, I'll find my comfort there,
With sixteen planes and a last salute, dropping a cross in a parachute.

I want to go simply when I go.
They'll give me a simple funeral there I know,
With a hundred strolling strings
And topless dancers with golden wings.
Oh take me when I'm gone to Forest Lawn

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Rock of ages cleft for me
For a slightly higher fee.
Oh take me when I'm gone to Forest Lawn


...<\i> -- Tom Paxton