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#290879 - Sat Jan 14 2006 12:13 AM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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This is a question I've been asking myself for the last couple of years. I know that there are at least two songs that will be played when my time comes, It Can't Rain All The Time- Jane Sieberry and Beth- Kiss.

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#290880 - Sat Jan 14 2006 12:53 AM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin version).
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#290881 - Sat Jan 14 2006 03:37 AM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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#290882 - Sat Jan 14 2006 10:07 AM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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My word Indie! What a fun funeral! Go for it!(Erm, I don't mean now, this minute! )




Good thing you added that last bit, Ren. I was feeling a tad sad thinking you wished I'd drop dead.

Lucky for me, my loved ones understand my sense of humor and they'll grant me my wish. They know if they don't, I'll haunt them.
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#290883 - Sat Jan 14 2006 05:46 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin version).




Not the Rolf Harris version, MG?
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#290884 - Sat Jan 14 2006 09:23 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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"Not the Rolf Harris version, MG? "

No, much as I like Rolf and he is a real sweet guy, but no thanks.
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#290885 - Sun Jan 15 2006 11:06 AM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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When I was ill my daughter checked with me and I told her that I want the mariners' hymn, and since most people probably won't know it I reproduce the words here, I bet no one will actually sing it at my funeral.

Mariner's Hymn
"Eternal Father, Strong to Save"

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our bretheren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Perhaps I ought to have a re-think and choose something people might actually know, like "Abide With Me" or "Rock of Ages" - ah that will be nice hymn.

Actually I like the idea of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life".
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#290886 - Sun Jan 15 2006 04:54 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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Personally I'd prefer a song off the Version 2.0 album by Garbage or failing that, Suicide Letter by Tech N9ne. Not that I'm thinking of commiting suicide its just a very apt song about my life.
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#290887 - Sun Jan 15 2006 05:23 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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I do know someone who had "Fight the Good Fight" at their wedding.
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#290888 - Sun Jan 15 2006 06:01 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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Actually, I love your choice Sue...but isn't that what some of the band members were playing as the RMS Titanic went down?
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#290889 - Mon Jan 16 2006 05:37 AM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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I have a laminated list of music stored away for that very special day. On the music list are "Moonlight Sonata", "A Day In The Life," "At Last" (Etta James), "Papa Was A Rolling Stone (Temptations), "Rebels" and "Ashes To Ashes" (David Bowie), and "Save A Prayer" ( Duran Duran). I have also requested that an ex-bandmate of mine sing "Ava Maria."
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#290890 - Mon Jan 16 2006 10:40 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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The 'post funeral' party would be somewhat lighter in nature than my actual service! Along with a few fireworks, some of the music would include:

Ain't Gonna Work On Maggie's Farm No More - Bob Dylan
Stranger in a Strange Land - Leon Russell
My Back Pages - Dylan
In My Life - Lennon - McCartney
Travelin' Shoes - Maria Muldaur
Katie's Blues in D Kate McGarrigle
Talk to Me of Mendocino - McGarrigle Sisters
World Falls - Indigo Girls


Edited by ktstew (Tue Jan 17 2006 02:26 AM)

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#290891 - Tue Jan 17 2006 05:12 AM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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"At Last" (Etta James),




ROFLMAO - I love that song, especially Etta's version, but I'm laughing at the connotation. Do you think your kids will be singing along with it, Greta?
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#290892 - Sun Jan 22 2006 04:27 AM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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they're coming to take me away ha ha

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#290893 - Sun Jan 22 2006 07:46 AM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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Nice one Jimmi!!!
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#290894 - Sun Jan 22 2006 11:58 AM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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Now that one would be hard to listen to with bursting out laughing!
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#290895 - Wed Jan 25 2006 05:49 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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I'd rather be remembered with a boozy wake than a funeral - but as I'm a big Warren Zevon fan I hope at some point someone would play 'Keep me in your heart for a while'. Listen to it here if you don't know it. He wrote it while he was dying of cancer...beautiful, but perhaps too sad.

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#290896 - Sat Jan 28 2006 05:29 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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Well I Heard a track from a recent Tom Waits album (Alice I think) and it's called I'm still here. It's only about 2 mins long but gee what a wrencher. It sort of gives the feel that he has passed away and just letting people know he is still around them.

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#290897 - Thu Feb 02 2006 05:53 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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Oh Wajo - what a beautiful song. I've not heard of Warren Zevon so will look into more of his songs.

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#290898 - Fri Feb 03 2006 07:59 AM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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Oh Wajo - what a beautiful song. I've not heard of Warren Zevon so will look into more of his songs.




I'm glad you liked it Copago. He's most well-known for Werewolves of London - but that's actually one of my least favourite of his songs. Keep Me in Your Heart was on his final album The River which won 2 or 3 posthumous Grammies a couple of years ago. There's an album of his ballads just been brought out called Reconsider Me - which should be great.

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#290899 - Fri Feb 03 2006 12:41 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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Oh okay, well I have heard of him then. Off to HMV to check it out. Thanks for the info

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#290900 - Sat Feb 04 2006 05:06 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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Sue - We sing the Mariner's Hymn at church, usually on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. It's one of my favorites. A snippet of the song was heard in the movie Titanic when Jack tried to see Rose in chapel. I don't know if it was one of the one's the band played as the ship went down.

I'd like a live bagpiper doing Amazing Grace then the theme to Star Trek played as the people attending release balloons into the air like my wife's Great Aunt.
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#290901 - Wed Mar 22 2006 02:50 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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hi wajo
would you be so kind as to send me an email that explains how to embed a song like keep me in your heart for awhile in emails and/or in the forums. would i be able to put them into my classical music/mensa team message board?
if so, i would very, very much like to know how to do this.
if there are restrictions on doing this, would you please add these as well.
at your leisure of course.
many thanks and may i wish you and yours
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#290902 - Thu Mar 23 2006 07:43 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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Well if we're going with Fantasy Funerals, obviously I'd want to be pushed out to sea on a flaming barge. Just for fun I'd instruct everyone to wear full-horned Viking helmets, or those 'Prussian' ones with the spike. Of course tricycles should also be involved in some way if at all possible, and naturally I'd expect wailing and gnashing of teeth.




This Cracked. Me. Up. (Just now reading this thread.)

At my uncle's funeral they had a little CD player that played "Amazing Grace" on bagpipes. SO beautiful. I would like to have actual bagpipes but that would probably be expensive. They also played "Go Rest On That Mountain" by Vince Gill which, I think, was a really good choice, lyrics wise. Especially this part:

"I know your life on earth was troubled. And only you could know the pain. You weren't afraid to face the devil. You were no stranger to the rain"

As for my funeral? "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen.

I'm TOTALLY kidding! But I do love me some Queen.

However, if I were a guy I'd want "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. But since I'm not, that might be a little awkward.
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#290903 - Wed May 03 2006 12:41 PM Re: What Music for your Funeral?
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H.I.M - Gone With the Sin
Its lyrics are very simple but when Ville Valo sings, it becomes very emotional. I'm sure it'd make people cry.
I'll write down the lyrics in case you didn't heard it;

i love your skin oh so white
i love your touch cold as ice
and i love every single tear you cry
i just love the way you're losing your life

ohohohohoh my baby, how beautiful you are
ohohohohoh my darling, completely torn apart
you're gone with the sin my baby and beautiful you are
you're gone with the sin my darling

i adore the despair in your eyes
i worship your lips once red as wine
i crave for your scent sending shivers down my spine
i just love the way you're running out of life

ps. that was my first post. glad to meet you all!!

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