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Right...... funerals (yours) depressive ? by johnnythemonkey on 1 August 2007 10:28pm
Has anyone thought of music for their funeral ? I know, cheery old John but lots of people plan these things to the enth degree.
I am not religious but would like some acknowledgement of Christianity ( in our case Catholicism ) in tribute to the parents I adored.
Ergo, 1st choice 23rd psalm, reason explained.

2nd choice, How great Thou Art. Reason, my cousin's daughter sang it at his funeral and the dignity which she maintained and gave meaning to the celebration of her father's life, rather than his passing, has never left me.

3rd, ' Danny Boy ' as sung by Johnny Cash, in his latter years.
Reason ? This is a song, not between sweethearts, but from father to son. It was sung at many of my family gatherings of long gone years. If played at my funeral, it would be an expression of my love for my father and my longing to meet him again.

Cheerful bugger ain't I ! Thoughts?
Re: Right...... funerals (yours) depressive ? by KikiO on 1 August 2007 11:03pm
Rock Of Ages....both versions. *giggle*
Re: Right...... funerals (yours) depressive ? by KikiO on 1 August 2007 11:05pm
And maybe Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit In The Sky".
Re: Right...... funerals (yours) depressive ? by montyfreak0234 on 2 August 2007 2:58am
"Because of you" from Wicked. It is between two friends (Elphaba and Glinda)and the main phrase in it is "who can say if I have been changed for the better, but because of you I have been changed for good".
Re: Right...... funerals (yours) depressive ? by canaveralgumby on 2 August 2007 3:25am
In Judaism, we don't have music at funerals.

I HAVE thought about what music I would like to hear on my deathbed. Does that count?
Re: Right...... funerals (yours) depressive ? by johnnythemonkey on 2 August 2007 4:14am
Of course Cori, same sentiment. I'm just on one of my downers. If you 'spoke' to me on another day, I'd probably just say " If they don't bury me for love, they'll bury me for the smell. "

Re: Right...... funerals (yours) depressive ? by perfectbitch on 2 August 2007 10:03am
I haven't decided on what music will be played going in to the "service" and I want no words of mumbo jumbo said for me. But I want my funeral to be an uplifting experience and to leave the service, I want the bbc theme tune for cricket. It's so light and airy that it'll be bound to raise a smile or two.

Re: Right...... funerals (yours) depressive ? by Wheelrim on 2 August 2007 10:09am
At my dads cremation the mourners walked in to `wonderful world` by Louis Armstrong` Then, everyone giggled like crazy as the curtains closed and the conveyer belt did its stuff, Gracie Fields started singing in her high pitched voice, `Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye`! Then, everyone walked out to Bobby Mcferrin singing `Dont worry, Be happy`.

My sister wants to be buried to `Going Underground` by The Jam.
Re: Right...... funerals (yours) depressive ? by Little Gumby on 2 August 2007 10:28am
I have been to far too many recently (and I'm only 31) that whilst moving have been incredibly moving and upsetting. I definitely think something silly is in order - I like the idea of 'going underground' or even spirit in the sky depending on how good you've been!! Personally I would like 'The galaxy song' from Meaning of Life followed by 'Find your Grail' from Spamalot!

Re: Right...... funerals (yours) depressive ? by Spursfan on 2 August 2007 10:55am
At my Mother's cremation 6 years ago we had 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' played because that was the way she was. People who had been able to keep their emotions in check up until then found it very moving. Many people said it was a good choice.

I would like Jim Hedrix Voodoo Child (Slight Return) "...And if I dont meet you no more in this world Then I'll, I'll meet you in the next one and dont be late, dont be late..."

Something by U2 (of course), not sure which, maybe A Sort of Homecoming?

Apart from my family there would be readings or whatever from Johnny Depp (presuming he doesn't go before me)who would find it difficult to read through the tears and a representative of Tottenham Hotspur (the Captain at the time?) will mourn my passing.

Kleenex, anyone?

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