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Music at your funeral.

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Alan C.
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Music at your funeral.

#1 Post by Alan C. » September 6th, 2007, 7:24 pm

What music would you like to be played at your funeral?
I'll start with.
Satisfied mind.
Then gotta have.
The sound of silence.
Of course can't leave out.
Imagine.
And as I slip through the doors into the hellfire, it was a toss up between "always look on the bright side of life" and.
We Will All Go Together when we go.
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#2 Post by Maria Mac » September 6th, 2007, 7:55 pm

I haven't thought it about it too much but one I always thought would be good for a period of reflection after the committal is Sandy Denny's

Who knows where the time goes?

Should get them all blubbing. :twisted:

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#3 Post by I Am That I Am » September 6th, 2007, 9:05 pm

Ah, Maria! Another Sandy Denny fan? :) I think she was a special talent and a big loss to the music world, dying so young (seems to happen to so many talented individuals).

As for choice of music for my own funeral...can't decide whether to make 'em cry or make 'em laugh. :grin: Will have to give it more thought.
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#4 Post by Alan C. » September 6th, 2007, 9:28 pm

Mick
As for choice of music for my own funeral...can't decide whether to make 'em cry or make 'em laugh.
The trick is to make them cry at the start, but have everybody laughing at the end, at least thats what I tried to do with my selections. (I put in "sound of silence" cos it's one of my all time favorites)
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#5 Post by I Am That I Am » September 6th, 2007, 9:36 pm

I quite like the idea of going for the ironic and playing "Urlicht", the fourth movement of Mahler's 2nd Symphony, a moving song full of religious suggestion which ends:

..."I am from God and will return to God!
The loving God will give me a little light,
Which will light me into that eternal blissful life!"

It is, of course, sung in German which makes the irony more cryptic. Maybe some will interpret it as a sign of my deathbed conversion. I like to keep people thinking... :wink:
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#6 Post by Maria Mac » September 6th, 2007, 9:38 pm

For my mother's funeral I played Barbara Streisands 'The Way We Were' at committal - great tear jerker and Elvis Costello's 'She' at the end, which was very apt especially the line that she can 'turn each day into a heaven or a hell'.

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#7 Post by I Am That I Am » September 6th, 2007, 9:45 pm

Alan C. wrote:The trick is to make them cry at the start, but have everybody laughing at the end, at least thats what I tried to do with my selections. (I put in "sound of silence" cos it's one of my all time favorites)
Sounds like a good plan, Alan. I've not thought too seriously about this so far because I plan on hanging around for quite a while yet, but you never know do you?
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#8 Post by I Am That I Am » September 7th, 2007, 7:14 pm

I didn't give a link to Urlicht so, just in case anyone is interested in taking a listen, here's one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3uCuYNA9B0
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#9 Post by gcb01 » September 9th, 2007, 1:11 pm

If anyoen wants ot have a funereal to celerbtate my life or indeed death then the music is to be:
a. “The internationale” (Red Army choir preferably) on entering.
b. “A mans a man” to be sung by anyone that could be bothered to turn up during the celebration.
c. “Always look on the bright side of life” for leaving.
Regards

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#10 Post by Alan C. » September 9th, 2007, 1:40 pm

A mans a man” to be sung by anyone that could be bothered to turn up during the celebration.
A mans a man for a that.
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#11 Post by Lifelinking » September 15th, 2007, 6:34 pm

I love Morricone playing the bitter sweet Gabriel's Oboe

http://uk.share.geocities.com/lifelinki ... lsOboe.wma

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#12 Post by Alan C. » September 15th, 2007, 8:01 pm

I tried the link and got
This page is unavailable.
:sad:
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#13 Post by Nick » September 15th, 2007, 8:08 pm

I'm still thinking, Alan.


...Um....


Still thinking

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#14 Post by Lifelinking » September 15th, 2007, 8:38 pm

I am still fighting with this damn link....for some reason it will work if you right click on it and select 'open link in new tab'


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#15 Post by Alan C. » September 15th, 2007, 8:46 pm

The link works for me but it just takes me to a page that says
This page is unavailable.

We're sorry, but this page is currently unavailable for viewing. Please try again later, or search Yahoo! GeoCities for other pages that interest you.
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#16 Post by Lifelinking » September 15th, 2007, 10:31 pm

I have given up with that damn link - here is one of the many versions on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhTY8MoR6n0

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#17 Post by Gurdur » September 15th, 2007, 11:03 pm

I've known for decades exactly what I want played at my own funeral.

To know, see this link here.
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#18 Post by Alan C. » September 15th, 2007, 11:37 pm

Thanks Gurder, for "resurrecting" that classic, it takes me back to my first week at work. when it was played repeatedly on radio Caroline.
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#19 Post by FloatingBoater » September 21st, 2007, 10:53 pm

This is really strange but a great topic. I though I was a bit wierd when I included in my LW&T what I would like to be played at my funeral/party/piss-up

I want them to start of with Mr.Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan and go out to
Bring me Sunshine by Morecambe and Wise.

Sad or what! BTW where can I find an atavar and how can I post a foto?

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#20 Post by scogirl » September 24th, 2007, 10:29 am

My husband wants this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmS41_JdVLg

It's either super appropriate or super innapropriate... I can't decide! :laughter:
If I ever catch you actin' like crazy fool again, you're gonna meet my friend PAIN

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