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Thread #94716   Message #1835846
Posted By: Pistachio
16-Sep-06 - 04:55 AM
Thread Name: 'Danny Boy' at Catholic funeral
Subject: RE: 'Danny Boy' at Catholic funeral
Years ago I was asked if I'd be prepared to sing Danny Boy at a funeral (for a 'grandfather' who was /is currently alive). Should I get the 'call to sing I'll be able to take 'alternative' words just in case there are any 'objections'!
Many thanks for your most informative posts Joe. If I go to church I feel comfortable there, after a childhood of being taken every Sunday. I'm not 'a believer' and anyone may call me a hypocrite but when I find myself in a church I show due respect and sing out loud and clear.
The great thing with Danny boy/Londonderry air is that many people know it. It is so sad when unfamiliar hymns are chosen and only very few voices carry the tune.