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Thread #137536   Message #3147017
Posted By: Gavin A
03-May-11 - 08:12 AM
Thread Name: Singing at a funeral
Subject: RE: Singing at a funeral
I have a story to share about this.

My father asked me to sing Brigg Fair at the meal following my mother's funeral.

She was a sweet, well-loved woman, we grew up in my dad's county of Lincolnshire and his request for the song was inevitable.

Singing at my mum's funeral was a very, very hard thing to do, but I had a supportive audience of family and friends, and knew that if I bottled out I'd always regret it.

In the end, I managed to pull it off, and only cracked up on the last line. Nobody minded that for a second, least of all my dad.

So if you're asked, I say do it and don't be afraid to put your heart into it.

Gav