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Thread #137536   Message #3146358
Posted By: Bernard
02-May-11 - 07:45 AM
Thread Name: Singing at a funeral
Subject: RE: Singing at a funeral
Yes, have the words in front of you - nothing worse than a mental blank, which often happens when you're in an unfamiliar setting.

Some years ago I was asked to sing at a friend's funeral, and they'd printed the words (John Conolly's 'Fiddlers Green') on the order of service, so I had that in front of me. Afterwards, a friend of mine commented that the words on the sheet were wrong, but I'd sung the correct ones...!

A couple of years back I sang Ted Edwards' 'Coal Hole Cavalry' (at the prior request of my deceased friend) with Ted in the congregation, which was doubly difficult.