Mudcat Café message #462586 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34329   Message #462586
Posted By: Gervase
15-May-01 - 04:53 AM
Thread Name: Music and Poems for a Funeral
Subject: RE: Music and Poems for a Funeral
All the best, my dear mucker, in a crappy time - but at least, looking at the suggestions above, you've got the makings of a hell of a send off for David.
As a poem, I rather like the song from Cymbeline, "Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun," which I read at my mother's funeral and have heard a couple of times since.
As for songs, there are plenty, but two I love are the old Sankey hymn (which is religious, but which has glorious harmonies - certainly when given the Waterson/Carthy treatment) "Sleep on Beloved", or the non-religious hymn "Only Remembered" (but maybe without the fourth verse by John Tams).
E-mail me if you want the words, or if you just want to let off steam. Thinking of you...
PS: This proves you were right and I was wrong in our views on this place being a community. I take it all back.