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Thread #94716   Message #1836316
Posted By: mg
16-Sep-06 - 07:30 PM
Thread Name: 'Danny Boy' at Catholic funeral
Subject: RE: 'Danny Boy' at Catholic funeral
Why in the world should we stand after communion? I won't. It is one too many rules. Lots of people won't either. And the lyrics of most of the newer songs are abysmal, as are the rhythms, which are not natural, going from 3/2 to 6/7 etc. And the tunes are tuneless and that kind of music attracts people who can stand it and say no more. THe music is like having someone let a bad smell into the church, say like a skunk, and then they say you have bad attitude, and probably are committing a great sin, for daring to bring it up. There are neofascists running music committees these days.

Well, I never said Danny BOy should be played in Mass...on the way out is good enough to send the dear departed along. As for me, I always wanted the Dies Ires sung like we sang in fourth grade. If it was good enough for my great grandparents, some of whom probably had to have services in the blackthorn bushes, it is good enough for me. mg