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Thread #31259   Message #1837600
Posted By: sharyn
18-Sep-06 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: What song do you want at your funeral?
Subject: RE: What song do you want at your funeral?
First of all, one song is not enough. I want "What's the Life of a Man" and "Boat of Silver" by J,B. Goodenough. And I agree with Chanteyranger about "Home, Lads, Home." And someone will have to sing "I Bid You Goodnight" and the Shape Note hymn that begins "And Am I Born to Die." And someone should sing "Morning Shanty" -- but get it right, please: listen to the timing on my recording and don't add verses! I want to be cremated and if anyone wants to keep vigil while the body is burning you can sing whatever you want or sit in silent meditation. I hope someone organizes a memorial service where there is good food and music and people can tell stories about me.

My Mom wants opera arias at her funeral. "No hymns," she said. I told her if she didn't specify which ones I would play Leporello singing Don Giovanni's list of conquests!