Mudcat Café message #2726794 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123715   Message #2726794
Posted By: Bettynh
19-Sep-09 - 03:40 PM
Thread Name: What Song for Your Funeral?
Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
If my son would sing it and substitute "she" for "Lee" I'd like this one:

In Dead Earnest

If I should die before I wake
All my bone and sinew take
Put them in the compost pile
To decompose a little while
Sun, rain and worms will have their way
Reducing me to common clay
All that I am will feed the trees
And little fishes in the seas
When corn and radishes you munch
You may be having me for lunch
The excrete me with a grin
Chortling, There goes Lee again
'Twill be my happiest destiny
To die and live eternally
       Lee Hays, 1981