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Thread #31259   Message #406266
Posted By: cowboypoet
25-Feb-01 - 11:32 PM
Thread Name: What song do you want at your funeral?
Subject: RE: What song do you want at your funeral?
In the other thread I mentioned that I'd like to have Bill Staines' song "River" sung at my funeral. As nearly all the people who want to see me off are musicians I'd rather have it played at a wake and skip the funeral all together. I look at it this way -- *somebody* should be having a good time.

Probably sounds morbid, but some while back I had to have some minor surgery, and as it's always the people who go in to have a hangnail removed who end up taking the long dirt nap I made some preparations just in case. One of those preparations was a tape of all the songs I'd like to "hear" one last time. These included, but were not limited to, the following:

"Colorado" by Chuck Pyle "My Proud Mountains" by Townes Van Zandt "Cortelia Clark" by Mickey Newbury "Let Him Roll" by Guy Clark "Carry Me Back To the Lone Prairie" by the Sons of the Pioneers "Beetlebaum" by Spike Jones and the City Slickers ("And there goes the winner...")

But the one I'm most looking forward to is my best friend singing "Sweet Baby James," not because I like it particularly but because he loathes it. He'd do it under the circumstances and I've have the last laugh, which would be *very* satisfactory.