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Thread #31259   Message #612321
Posted By: Wilfried Schaum
18-Dec-01 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: What song do you want at your funeral?
Subject: RE: What song do you want at your funeral?
The service shall be when i'm cremated. The urn will be put into a small ammo box for pistol rounds DM 19.
When the box will be carried by 2 captains out of the chapel, the drums will beat the death roll.
While marching to the grave, the fifes will play Jesus, meine Zuversicht (Jesus Christ, my trust and hope), interrupted by the drums beating the band call.
After the sermon, when the urn is lowered into the ground, the fifes will play Ich hatt' einen Kameraden (The Good Companion at Arms), which is inevitable with a German burial in uniform.
When every participant has thrown his three shovels of earth (or make it better an entrenchment tool) into the grave, the fifes and drums will go to Nun danket alle Gott (Now thank and praise the Lord), my absolutely most favourite hymn.
When marching to the next inn to celebrate, the fifes and drums shall play Heia Safari to remember my fine days in Africa and the Blue Dragoons, our platoon song when I was in boot camp.
A lawyer will see that this order will be respected, heirs objecting will be disinherited (bad luck).