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Tune Req: Festive music for funerals

04 Sep 02 - 11:24 AM (#776830)
Subject: Festive music for funerals
From: wilco

I've often joked that two of the songs that I want sung at my funeral will be: "I'll never get out of this world alive" and "I'll fly away." Any other suggestions? Its probably the only time that people will feel obligated to endure my choices in music!!!!


04 Sep 02 - 11:49 AM (#776851)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Festive music for funerals
From: mack/misophist

'There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight' and 'i'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal, you'. My instructions for my funeral are: no services, no meetings, no speaches, etc' Inter urines et fecies nasciemur. And vice versa.


04 Sep 02 - 12:01 PM (#776859)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Festive music for funerals
From: GUEST,mg

when the saints go marching in


05 Sep 02 - 10:15 AM (#777450)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Festive music for funerals
From: pattyClink

John Prine's song, perhaps it's called "Please don't bury me", the one that ends "and give my love to Rose".


05 Sep 02 - 01:51 PM (#777587)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Festive music for funerals
From: Sonnet

I should like a non-religious celebration with poetry readings, and lots of singing and music. I've already instructed my family that I want Blowing in the Wind to be sung by everyone.

JmcS


05 Sep 02 - 03:19 PM (#777641)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Festive music for funerals
From: Wyrd Sister

At a friend's funeral, the curtains closed, the coffin rolled, the mourners stood to depart, and the sound system gave forth "You'll be going your way, I'll be going my way..." Bless you Hughie!


05 Sep 02 - 07:03 PM (#777762)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Festive music for funerals
From: smallpiper

My ex (not a folkie) wants to be cremated and have Bruce Springstien's I'm on Fire played!