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(New Musical Express)   Adele's Someone Like You knocks off Ray Charles' Hit the Road, Jack and Green Day's Good Riddance to become the most popular song to play at a funeral   (nme.com) divider line 117
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2012-10-15 10:36:49 AM  
 
2012-10-15 10:39:54 AM  
I'm just going to have them play "Fingertips".
 
2012-10-15 10:57:33 AM  
 
2012-10-15 10:59:20 AM  
Wait, people do this?
 
2012-10-15 11:05:29 AM  
People really, really, really misinterpret the meanings of pop songs to a surprising degree.
 
2012-10-15 11:08:34 AM  
Hey, is Adele singing with Stormageddon's not-mum?

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2012-10-15 11:11:21 AM  
Freebird!!!!
 
2012-10-15 11:12:50 AM  
I was thinking of going with this, but I may go with this instead.

/Actually this.
 
2012-10-15 11:14:18 AM  
My choice. Just because it's beautiful and it'll make people seriously cry. Oh, followed up by Iz's Beautiful World/Over the Rainbow. Because I'm a right bastard.

/then I want my ashes stuffed into a cannon to the strains of a piper playing Amazing Grace, and shot towards an effigy of Honey Boo Boo standing hand-in-hand with Bat Boy, to Yackety Sax.
 
2012-10-15 11:15:21 AM  
Everyone knows the best song to play at a funeral is Timothy, by the Buoys.
 
2012-10-15 11:18:30 AM  

ThatGuyGreg: Wait, people do this?


Of course people play music at their funerals. The pole dancers would look pretty stupid gyrating around in silence!
 
2012-10-15 11:24:56 AM  

FloydA: My choice


I watched Red Dwarf too.
 
2012-10-15 11:33:53 AM  
Just an aside, I really liked Adele's theme song for the upcoming 'Skyfall' 007 film. Got a real Shirley Bassey tone going on that.
 
2012-10-15 11:36:27 AM  

unlikely: FloydA: My choice

I watched Red Dwarf too.


:-D Yep.

(Although I admit I was a fan of Bill Haley even before that, that just cemented it for me.)
 
2012-10-15 11:42:28 AM  
 
2012-10-15 11:50:21 AM  

Aarontology: People really, really, really misinterpret the meanings of pop songs to a surprising degree.


I did a project for a friend of the family's 50th birthday where her family gave me lots of photos and I scanned them into a video presentation. Mom narrated and I overlaid some background music. One section was all about her and her husband's world travels. So I was looking for music appropriate to that theme.

Mom was getting impatient because I kept rejecting all her suggestions. "Travel" songs are terrible! About half of them are really about cheating and infidelity when you listen to them. "Leaving on a Jet Plane." "The Wanderer." I ended up going with "Fly Like An Eagle." But yeah, the whole thing made me think "people don't really listen to or understand lyrics, do they?"

Their daughter is worse. She listens to lyrics but fails to understand metaphors.
 
2012-10-15 11:51:17 AM  
I'd like this one to play. Because really, it emphasizes my sense of humor.
 
2012-10-15 11:56:35 AM  
I'm going with classic "You can't always get what you want".
 
2012-10-15 12:16:44 PM  
I think I'd go with Head like a Hole by NIN.
 
2012-10-15 12:34:28 PM  
"Highway to Hell" isn't on the list?
 
2012-10-15 12:54:35 PM  

bdub77: I think I'd go with Head like a Hole by NIN.


I'd go more with "I Fall To Pieces" by Patsy Cline.

Staying Alive - Bee Gees
Knock on wood - Amii Stewart
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
 
2012-10-15 12:57:21 PM  
Completely ignoring the true meaning of the lyrics, I'd go with "Down in a Hole" by Alice in Chains.
 
2012-10-15 01:08:40 PM  
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Simply Red
 
2012-10-15 01:49:54 PM  
Monty Python made the list? Really?
 
2012-10-15 01:51:29 PM  
Yes, when I think Pop Music, I think Daniel O'Donnell - 'Danny Boy'.
 
2012-10-15 01:54:53 PM  
No Bittersweet Symphony?
 
2012-10-15 01:56:38 PM  
A dear friend of mine wants this at hers: Link
 
2012-10-15 01:56:55 PM  
Am I the only person who has no idea why one would chose that song for a funeral?

/srsly
//i don't get it
 
2012-10-15 01:58:00 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I know what I want played at my funeral


I knew I had you favorited for a reason.
 
2012-10-15 01:58:55 PM  
Zevon - Keep Me In Your Heart For A While.
 
2012-10-15 01:59:21 PM  
 
2012-10-15 02:00:57 PM  
Hopefully there's plenty of time to find a new one but this is my current funeral song
 
2012-10-15 02:03:03 PM  
Grandmama had my aunt play this as they lowered her into the ground.

Link
 
2012-10-15 02:04:25 PM  
 
2012-10-15 02:04:30 PM  
To bring the tears? Well...
 
2012-10-15 02:05:50 PM  

the dizzle: Highlander style


Good choice.
 
2012-10-15 02:07:52 PM  
Don't play pop songs at funerals, people. It's tacky beyond belief.

Now, if the deceased *requested* a song, then yeah, you kind of have to play it. But otherwise...skip it.
 
2012-10-15 02:07:59 PM  
 
2012-10-15 02:08:16 PM  
"This Mass has ended. Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord."

cue Link
 
2012-10-15 02:11:26 PM  
My choice. NSF-PrissyEars

LINK
 
2012-10-15 02:11:58 PM  

The English Major: I'd like this one to play. Because really, it emphasizes my sense of humor.


Too broad. Go with the thinking man's humor.
 
2012-10-15 02:14:03 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com 

/Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass "A Taste of Honey"
 
2012-10-15 02:14:36 PM  
I'm having Space Cowboy played at mine.

/bet you weren't ready for that
 
2012-10-15 02:14:48 PM  
The Stealth Hippopotamus
2012-10-15 11:42:28 AM
I know what I want played at my funeral

Wow, that was great. Willie, Waylon, Johnny and Kris. Maybe if you go with a big enough bang we can get them to play?
 
2012-10-15 02:15:18 PM  
FTFA: 8. Vera Lynn - 'We'll Meet Again'

Only if it includes a Video Screen so this can be shown
 
2012-10-15 02:16:30 PM  

ArthurPutey: Grandmama had my aunt play this as they lowered her into the ground.

Link



That is hilarious.
 
2012-10-15 02:16:39 PM  
My dad has always said he wanted Mason William's version of Classical Gas
 
2012-10-15 02:19:18 PM  

Diogenes:
Their daughter is worse. She listens to lyrics but fails to understand metaphors.


That's Ironic.
 
2012-10-15 02:20:32 PM  
The Big Chill stole my song, so my next choice:

"I Shall Be Released", The Band.
Link
 
2012-10-15 02:24:51 PM  

the dizzle: Highlander style


That's a great choice.

This is at the top of my personal list.
 
2012-10-15 02:28:33 PM  

bpwoods: I knew I had you favorited for a reason.


'cause I'm awesome! And humble too. The very humblest! NO ONE does humble like I do humble.


nomorelurking: Wow, that was great. Willie, Waylon, Johnny and Kris. Maybe if you go with a big enough bang we can get them to play?


Well I know Willie is going to out live me. Willie is going to out live us all.

And hum.. I dont know how to break this to you, but ummm I got something to tell you about Johnny and Waylon....
 
2012-10-15 02:28:47 PM  
I was just thinking today, what is this chick going to do when she's happy and can't write an entire album about being dumped?
 
2012-10-15 02:31:02 PM  
when my father died, my mother and sisters were picking standard church hymns for the music.
My brother and I let them do what ever they wanted with the other arrangements but on music, we said no.
Dad loved his country music and Hank Sr. most of all. They argued it wasn't "dignified" Fark that, Dad would have loved it. We won. In an effort of compromise, we did include "I Saw the Light" but finished with "Hey Good Lookin'"
 
2012-10-15 02:31:26 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: I was just thinking today, what is this chick going to do when she's happy and can't write an entire album about being dumped?


You're thinking of Taylor Swift.
 
2012-10-15 02:32:43 PM  
I'm going to go with a classic Electric Chairs staple I think.
 
2012-10-15 02:33:05 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Zevon - Keep Me In Your Heart For A While.


That or "Don't Let Us Get Sick" ... if you really want people to feel bad.
 
2012-10-15 02:33:22 PM  

Diogenes: You're thinking of Taylor Swift.


No Taylor Swift sings pop songs. I was just thinking about it, I mean she wrote like an entire album dedicated to this guy breaking her heart. She won a ton of Grammy's for it. What's she going to do now that she's happy?

How does that guy feel that an entire album was written about him even if it was negative?
 
2012-10-15 02:33:49 PM  
And would it be wrong to Rick N Roll my funeral?

And since you really need like three songs:

Highway Man
My Way- Frank
Lets get drunk and screw- Jimmy Buffet


Why Buffet and why that song? One, I want to put the fun in funeral. And two, this guarantees you cant have my funeral at a church. That and the open bar.
 
2012-10-15 02:35:45 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: Diogenes: You're thinking of Taylor Swift.

No Taylor Swift sings pop songs. I was just thinking about it, I mean she wrote like an entire album dedicated to this guy breaking her heart. She won a ton of Grammy's for it. What's she going to do now that she's happy?


I only know of the three or so songs they've played to death on the radio.

How does that guy feel that an entire album was written about him even if it was negative?

Pretty awesome! He should sue her for a cut.
 
2012-10-15 02:43:29 PM  

grimlaf: when my father died, my mother and sisters were picking standard church hymns for the music.
My brother and I let them do what ever they wanted with the other arrangements but on music, we said no.
Dad loved his country music and Hank Sr. most of all. They argued it wasn't "dignified" Fark that, Dad would have loved it. We won. In an effort of compromise, we did include "I Saw the Light" but finished with "Hey Good Lookin'"


Tell me you threw Alone and Forsaken into the mix.
 
2012-10-15 02:54:31 PM  
Being Jewish we don't do that sort of thing, but I would agree with Nicholas Hornby that Carvan by Van Morison is a solid choice
 
2012-10-15 02:55:28 PM  
ACDC Hells Bells
ACDC ThunderStruck
ACDC Back in Black

and if I can convince someone to do it. my body will slowly rises to the bells at the start of hells bells to a sitting position then I will lay back down at the conclusion of Back in Black.
 
2012-10-15 02:58:03 PM  

kvinesknows: ACDC Hells Bells
ACDC ThunderStruck
ACDC Back in Black

and if I can convince someone to do it. my body will slowly rises to the bells at the start of hells bells to a sitting position then I will lay back down at the conclusion of Back in Black.


Just remember to leave instructions that if your death happens to be gun-related, the AC/DC song "Big Gun" will be added to the playlist.
 
2012-10-15 03:00:12 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: kvinesknows: ACDC Hells Bells
ACDC ThunderStruck
ACDC Back in Black

and if I can convince someone to do it. my body will slowly rises to the bells at the start of hells bells to a sitting position then I will lay back down at the conclusion of Back in Black.

Just remember to leave instructions that if your death happens to be gun-related, the AC/DC song "Big Gun" will be added to the playlist.


and if I die having sex have "deep in the hole" played?
 
2012-10-15 03:04:52 PM  
What my Dad wants played as his funeral: Link

My uncle, a Lt. Col. in the Marine Corps, had "Send in the Clowns" playing when his buddies walked in for his funeral.
 
2012-10-15 03:05:28 PM  

grimlaf: The Big Chill stole my song, so my next choice:

"I Shall Be Released", The Band.
Link


I'm guessing it was 'You Can't Always Get What You Want'?

My pick from their list
 
2012-10-15 03:08:31 PM  

kvinesknows: FirstNationalBastard: kvinesknows: ACDC Hells Bells
ACDC ThunderStruck
ACDC Back in Black

and if I can convince someone to do it. my body will slowly rises to the bells at the start of hells bells to a sitting position then I will lay back down at the conclusion of Back in Black.

Just remember to leave instructions that if your death happens to be gun-related, the AC/DC song "Big Gun" will be added to the playlist.

and if I die having sex have "deep in the hole" played?


Indeed. And if you dye in an explosion, it's "TNT" or nothing.
 
2012-10-15 03:11:01 PM  
Gangnam Style
 
2012-10-15 03:28:37 PM  
I'm going with the Top Gun Anthem for my funeral.

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

And whoever they get to play the guitar may stand on my coffin while he's shredding this track.
 
2012-10-15 03:35:17 PM  

ocabj: I'm going with the Top Gun Anthem for my funeral.

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

And whoever they get to play the guitar may stand on my coffin while he's shredding this track.


Will there be a homoerotic volleyball game played at graveside?
 
2012-10-15 03:45:18 PM  

MonkeyAngst: Anderson's Pooper: Zevon - Keep Me In Your Heart For A While.

That or "Don't Let Us Get Sick" ... if you really want people to feel bad.


My shiat's F*cked Up
 
2012-10-15 03:47:05 PM  
"Someone Like You" sounds kinda stalker-ex in recovery.

If you want the crowd to cry there's plenty of little pieces by Tom Waits. Lullaby might be outright traumatic at a childs funeral.

Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is actually a good choice. The crowd might actually be able to follow it, and you could lead it acapella from the front. Well, not you specifically, that would require some creepy animatronics.

Rick Rolling the crowd at your funeral is only to be outdone by Rick Rolling your video last will and testament.

Songs that might fit into a good mix at a funeral IMHO

Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour" actually, most of that album.
Stairway.
Later Alligator, as exemplified by Red Dwarf.
Strawberry Jam by The Tiger Lillies.
About half of the works of Tom Waits.
And just to piss off every Christian in the Crowd, add some Slayer or Purified By Blood to the mix.
And to piss off everyone else, Gwar "F****n' an Animal" 

/They're playing Gangnam Style at my health club
//It's actually not bad without visuals
///And better than most of the crap I have to blot out.
 
2012-10-15 04:02:26 PM  
The Emperor of Austria listened to Amy Winehouse's music and declared that it had "too many notes" and thus, Adele.
 
2012-10-15 04:06:08 PM  

gopher321: Just an aside, I really liked Adele's theme song for the upcoming 'Skyfall' 007 film. Got a real Shirley Bassey tone going on that.


Too bad the title of the film isn't Skyfaooowwwwl.
 
2012-10-15 04:07:55 PM  
Yes, because a fat girl that is in denial about getting over her ex-boyfriend exemplifies the lives of most people.
 
2012-10-15 04:13:39 PM  
What about Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell"?
 
2012-10-15 04:15:04 PM  
I'll go with "road to nowhere".
 
2012-10-15 04:16:13 PM  
So a song about seeing an old boyfriend with a new girlfriend, with the line "I wish nothing but the best for you," sounds like something you should play at a funeral? Do people even bother listening to lyrics anymore?

the dizzle: Highlander style


Perfect choice. Would also accept this, as it WILL be my funeral song, assuming I get one.
 
2012-10-15 04:22:08 PM  
 
2012-10-15 04:29:24 PM  
Chuckle at anyone playing good riddance at their friends funeral... that's just cruel.

// will be playing "Everybody hurts" by REM...
 
2012-10-15 04:36:03 PM  
Songs at my funeral: "Many Rivers to Cross" by Jimmy Cliff, "Angel" by Aretha Franklin, and I've always had this fantasy that some beautiful, tearful woman would insist on "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" by Gladys Knight. But who would that woman be?
 
2012-10-15 04:42:35 PM  

Somaticasual: Chuckle at anyone playing good riddance at their friends funeral... that's just cruel.


I want this played at mine
 
2012-10-15 04:47:05 PM  
My grandmother wants a big old New Orleans jazz type funeral. For a racist, she sure does love her Fats Waller.
 
2012-10-15 04:50:44 PM  
 
2012-10-15 05:02:59 PM  
I've requested Pink Floyd's "The Great Gig in the Sky".
 
2012-10-15 05:25:36 PM  

Sensei Can You See: Monty Python made the list? Really?


Hell, yes. 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' would be in the top 5 choices for my funeral, especially since it could be a good sing along with a bit of light humor. Plus, this is from a British publication.

I think my top choice for a more solemn song is 'When the River Meets the Sea'. Most people associate it with John Denver, because he covered it several years later on his own and as part of the Christmas special he did with the muppets, but I actually prefer the original version from the Emmet Otter Jug-Band Christmas special. Unfortunately, Henson company has some clips from the special on youtube, but not that song. The clip above is Jerry Nelson (who played Emmet) and puppeteer Louise Gold singing it at one of Jim Henson's memorial services.

If someone really insisted on something more serious, I would vote for Brahms's German Requiem, because Brahms purposely left out Christian dogma, and instead of focusing on prayers for the decedent, it focuses on the living.

/ My ex-FILs funeral included a sing-along of 'It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' as he was a big fan of Fred Rogers's philosophy.
 
2012-10-15 05:36:34 PM  
Sympathy For The Devil (the Stones version, not the godawful G-n-R version, although the Jane's Addiction live version would be acceptable), strictly to piss off the Bible-thumpers in my family.

And then I insist on my ashes being fired out of a cannon a la Dr. H.S. Thompson.
 
2012-10-15 05:51:37 PM  
My three choices:

"In This Life" - Bette Midler
"Why Worry" - Dire Straits
"What a Wonderful World/Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - Iz
 
2012-10-15 05:55:41 PM  
I was thinking "I'm alright" by Kenny Loggins. And maybe have an animatronic ground hog pop out from my casket singing along.

Or the scottish funeral song "Flowers of the forest".

/depends how I feel that day.
 
2012-10-15 05:55:48 PM  
I'd say Gary Joules "Mad World", and Elbow's "Newborn" would be good, just to watch the reactions at certain verses. 'Course, being dead pretty much makes people watching impossible, so there's the flaw in my plan. Unless I can go ahead and start haunting immediately, but I imagine there's a lot of paperwork involved which has to be sorted out first.
 
2012-10-15 06:54:54 PM  
i302.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-15 07:06:19 PM  
"If You Don't Know Me By Now"
 
2012-10-15 07:11:36 PM  
Of all the money e'er I had,
I spent it in good company.
And all the harm e'er I've done,
Alas! it was to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit
To mem'ry now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all.

So fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate'er befalls
Then gently rise and softly call
"Good night and joy be to you all"

Oh, all the comrades e'er I had,
They're sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts e'er I had,
They'd wish me one more day to stay,
But since it falls unto my lot,
That I should rise and you should not,
I gently rise and softly call,
Good night and joy be with you all.

So fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate'er befalls
Then gently rise and softly call
"Good night and joy be to you all"

If I had money enough to spend,
And leisure time to sit awhile,
There is a fair maid in this town,
That sorely has my heart beguiled.
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips,
I own she has my heart in thrall,
Then fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all.
 
2012-10-15 07:16:13 PM  
muttcafe.com
 
2012-10-15 07:23:11 PM  
Electric Funeral by Black Sabbath
 
2012-10-15 07:24:10 PM  
"Happy Trails" with nukes going off in the background
 
2012-10-15 07:43:07 PM  
 
2012-10-15 07:57:26 PM  
Surprised I didn't see this one listed. It's a cover, but damn if the Man in Black didn't make it feel like "Further On Up The Road" was his song. Alternately, "Let the Train Blow The Whistle". Hell, it's my funeral, I'll make 'em play both. Only then will they open the bar.
 
2012-10-15 08:23:17 PM  
the trapeze swinger-iron & wine
 
2012-10-15 08:59:23 PM  
 
2012-10-15 09:04:03 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF3IktTk_pQ
 
2012-10-15 09:14:41 PM  
Hmm... I like GB's WR, but after listening just now, it may not be such a good choice.
 
2012-10-15 09:18:15 PM  

Diogenes: Aarontology: People really, really, really misinterpret the meanings of pop songs to a surprising degree.

I did a project for a friend of the family's 50th birthday where her family gave me lots of photos and I scanned them into a video presentation. Mom narrated and I overlaid some background music. One section was all about her and her husband's world travels. So I was looking for music appropriate to that theme.

Mom was getting impatient because I kept rejecting all her suggestions. "Travel" songs are terrible! About half of them are really about cheating and infidelity when you listen to them. "Leaving on a Jet Plane." "The Wanderer." I ended up going with "Fly Like An Eagle." But yeah, the whole thing made me think "people don't really listen to or understand lyrics, do they?"

Their daughter is worse. She listens to lyrics but fails to understand metaphors.


And this is the reason why I in general don't listen to songs with lyrics. I start to listen to a song thinking it's nice, and then I reallize "shiat this is about abortion" or "Oh god he's a creepy stalker who wants to kill her". Really ruins songs for me. I listen to music for the music, not for the story told by the lyrics. Maybe I'm just weird.

Also had a big LOL at seeing "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" on that list.
 
2012-10-15 09:40:25 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I know what I want played at my funeral


I had no idea that back in 1990 they were already shooting concert video with cell phones turned the wrong way.
 
2012-10-15 10:14:43 PM  

Firststepsadoozie: [Taps.jpg]


Buried a relative last week, and "Taps" (during Presentation of Colors) is what turned on the waterworks for the men. 

I usually put the music together for family funerals, so I'm leaving a list of the songs I want played for my own. So far there's "Sodade" by Cesaria Evora, "Ave Maria" (Gounod), and I'm toying with the idea of having U2's "Forty" played at the conclusion as people are leaving. "I will sing, sing a new song...."
 
2012-10-15 10:23:59 PM  
Time - The Alan Parsons Project

and

Here's Where The Story Ends - The SUNDAYS
 
2012-10-16 12:01:09 AM  
I am surprised no one has posted a link to this winner which will be played at my funeral. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you William Shatner
 
2012-10-16 01:56:00 AM  
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
 
2012-10-16 02:14:00 AM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Hell, yes. 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' would be in the top 5 choices for my funeral, especially since it could be a good sing along with a bit of light humor. Plus, this is from a British publication.


Yeah, a good cheeky one to lighten the mood a little. You can still do serious songs too.

Diogenes: My grandmother wants a big old New Orleans jazz type funeral. For a racist, she sure does love her Fats Waller.


I think this is one of the healthiest funeral traditions around. Celebratory, but not really disrespectful for those taking the event seriously, like a Monty Python bit could be, or a pop song almost certainly would be. Seriously, don't do that. And it's a big sound with lots of complex layers, allowing yourself to lose yourself in it- you just let it roll around in your brain. I love dixieland jazz for just that reason- when I want to tune out entirely, it's great.

Comsamvimes: And this is the reason why I in general don't listen to songs with lyrics. I start to listen to a song thinking it's nice, and then I reallize "shiat this is about abortion" or "Oh god he's a creepy stalker who wants to kill her". Really ruins songs for me. I listen to music for the music, not for the story told by the lyrics. Maybe I'm just weird.


Good lyrics are poetry, and add a lot to the music. Your typical pop doesn't have a lot of that, you have a lot of stupid love songs or creepy angst. But there is good stuff out there, I find a lot in the folk world. Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan. Ever listened to "Dance me to the End of Love"? Brilliant, brilliant song. Traditional Country, before it became pop, has some great stuff too. Or whatever you classify this as.

Don't give up on everything with lyrics because mass market pop sucks.


Miss Stein: "Ave Maria" (Gounod)


That's a nice piece, but there's a reason Schubert's is more popular. It's a masterwork, and is almost certainly in the top 10 of musical pieces ever written. Personal preference, I know, but hell, that's a nice piece.


My funeral is going to lean towards the traditional, or I'm gonna have to come back and choke somebody. Shubert's Ave Maria, Danny Boy, maybe Battle Hymn of the Republic.
 
2012-10-16 02:42:54 AM  

cptjeff: Miss Stein: "Ave Maria" (Gounod)

That's a nice piece, but there's a reason Schubert's is more popular. It's a masterwork, and is almost certainly in the top 10 of musical pieces ever written. Personal preference, I know, but hell, that's a nice piece.


I adore both versions of "Ave Maria", but I was under the impression that the Schubert is usually used for weddings and the Gounod for funerals. I dunno - have you ever heard this?
 
2012-10-16 02:56:34 AM  

Miss Stein: I adore both versions of "Ave Maria", but I was under the impression that the Schubert is usually used for weddings and the Gounod for funerals. I dunno - have you ever heard this?


I haven't, I always just figured it was whichever you preferred at whichever occasion.
 
2012-10-16 05:47:04 AM  
 
2012-10-16 06:55:42 AM  
I have two: the first for the beginning of the get-together and the second for the end:
Link
Link
 
2012-10-16 08:47:22 AM  
I'm going with Sam Hall.

"I'll see you all in Hell"
 
2012-10-16 12:32:09 PM  

beergut666:

the parting glass
.


Ah, The Waillin' Jennys do a great version of that song.

The funeral director thought the Barbershop Choir was going to see Come with me Josephine in my flying machine, at my Dad's funeral. It was handed out for them to take to practice later.
 
2012-10-18 11:05:50 AM  
Funeral For a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
 
2012-10-18 07:33:12 PM  
 
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