Mudcat Café message #429845 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31259   Message #429845
Posted By: Devilmaster
31-Mar-01 - 03:13 AM
Thread Name: What song do you want at your funeral?
Subject: RE: What song do you want at your funeral?
Personally, it will sooner or later be in my will, but I have already told everyone I know that I want to have a New Orleans Jazz Funeral. Where a dixieland band will do the slow dirge to my gravesite, and when that first bit of dirt is thrown on top,(and the belief that my spirit have travelled on to a better place...) they will pick up the tempo and do the same song but as a celebratory, fast jazz song.

A good example of this is 'Didn't He Ramble' a version which shows both is done by Al Hirt and Pete Fountain. But I have also heard a version of Amazing Grace done like that.

You guys are all invited to be second liners at my funeral. (second liners are dancers that are behind the band)