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Thread #130034   Message #2923082
Posted By: Arkie
08-Jun-10 - 10:24 AM
Thread Name: Help: Trad Irish or Hawaiian music for funeral
Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
Who Will Sing for Me is used often here in the Ozark Mountains. Here is a youtube performance by Emmylou Harris. She introduces the song as Angel Band but it is in fact Who Will Sing for Me.

Who Will Sing for Me

The lyrics used by Emmylou are available on the internet but they have been changed a bit from the original. She has the melody right.

Here are lyrics used by the Greatful Dead.

I often sing for those I love
Who go to live with Christ above
No more on earth their forms I'll see
When I am gone, who'll sing for me

Who'll sing for me when I am gone
As I so oft for friends have done
And it won't be long 'til when I'll see
When I am gone, who'll sing for me

The time to go is drawing nigh
'Til I too must say goodbye
Just over there with Christ I'll be
Get all my friends to sing for me

Who'll sing for me when I am gone
As I so oft for friends have done
And it won't be long 'til (when) I'll see
When I am gone, who'll sing for me