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    • luvchocolate
    • By luvchocolate 18th Oct 16, 8:52 AM
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    Songs for your funeral?
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    • 18th Oct 16, 8:52 AM
    Songs for your funeral? 18th Oct 16 at 8:52 AM
    Mine will be Billy Joel..this is my life, followed by Queen..I want to break free.
    My sister a big Cliff Richard fan will have...Living Doll going in and Traveling Light coming out!
    My father died a few years ago and he choose Ken Dodd Tears going in and Happiness coming out!!.....mixed emotions at that crying and laughing at the same time.
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    • andygb
    • By andygb 18th Oct 16, 3:15 PM
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    "Wake me up before you go go"

    "Always look on the bright side of life"
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 18th Oct 16, 3:19 PM
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    "Always look on the bright side of life"
    Originally posted by andygb
    That's what my ex-husband wants (massive Monty Python fan)

    I'm (hopefully) going to go in a cardboard or wicker coffin to the local green cemetery, with as little fuss and possible, so no music for me unless my daughter particularly wants something. Although I've told her that if she picks 'Abide with Me' I shall come back and haunt her, I can't abide that hymn!
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    • gizwal
    • By gizwal 18th Oct 16, 3:56 PM
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    Jim Croce- Time in a bottle
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1rMeYnOmM

    Sweet people- And the birds were singing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9xVSj_tTHI
    • Judi
    • By Judi 18th Oct 16, 4:35 PM
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    The Ying Tong Song.
    I just love the Ying Tong Song!
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 18th Oct 16, 7:04 PM
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    Jim Croce- Time in a bottle
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1rMeYnOmM

    Sweet people- And the birds were singing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9xVSj_tTHI
    Originally posted by gizwal
    Love Jim Croce!
    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 18th Oct 16, 7:06 PM
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    I just love the Ying Tong Song!
    Originally posted by Judi
    My most hated song in the whole wide world! I used to cringe when it was played on Junior Choice! x My brother changed my ringtone to play it, in the days I had a mobile. I've still not forgiven him.
    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 18th Oct 16, 7:12 PM
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    I've always said To Sir With Love - https://youtu.be/nXaEf4ktpPA

    The proper version, not the rubbish version colin's put on the music thread!

    Maybe Stanley Holloway - Albert and the Lion https://youtu.be/oaw-savyK0s

    Nobody likes that, serves them all right!
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 18th Oct 16, 8:56 PM
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    Ding Dong the Witch is dead
    Oh and Curtain Falls by Blue.
    My dear late friend had Make you Feel my Love by Adele and Just the Way you are by Bruno Mars and to this day I can't bring myself to listen to either of them as they make me sob like a baby.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 18th Oct 16, 9:07 PM
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    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • tommix
    • By tommix 18th Oct 16, 11:20 PM
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    Sussed it!
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 19th Oct 16, 9:37 AM
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    Ye gods, far too many to choose from...

    Ella - Someone to watch over me
    Moyet - ne me quitte pas/weak in the presence of beauty
    The Who - Love, Reign o'er Me
    Elvis Costello - She
    Dusty - You don't have to say

    but then of course
    meatloaf - bat out of hell
    guns & roses - paradise city
    aerosmith - walk this way/don't want to miss a thing

    and even though it became the anthem for 9/11 footage, I've always known Barber's Adagio for Strings as a friendly supportive theme: it sounded glorious on the organ as it was played at our wedding, and at all three's Christenings, so it would make sense for Our Tune (as t'were) to be played at any funeral.

    And if any or all of those are too much for the chaps, then yes indeed Cwm Rhondda.
    Originally posted by DigForVictory

    Are you Welsh, dig? .

    Not saying Cwm Rhondda is exclusive to us, though.
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    • JS477
    • By JS477 19th Oct 16, 10:12 AM
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    Why is homo$exual a censored word and I bet this gets reported.
    • AylesburyDuck
    • By AylesburyDuck 19th Oct 16, 10:57 AM
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    Having given it some thought i think maybe i want some Monty Python at my funeral.
    Always look on the bright side of life.
    Damn, i see someone already chose that, oh well great minds and all that.
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    • SandC
    • By SandC 19th Oct 16, 12:27 PM
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    My dear friend had a verse of 'Another One Bites the Dust' played. Pity some people were a bit 'offended' by that.... people who clearly did not know her, that is, but chose to vocalise their opinions regardless.....

    If a smile can be raised for just a moment it's all good. :-)

    I had plenty of serious ones but they keep getting nicked for commemorating famous deaths and tragedies (ie. Imagine, Don't You Forget About Me). I'm due to have a rethink but there's been precious little that inspires over recent years. :-)
    • luvchocolate
    • By luvchocolate 19th Oct 16, 12:41 PM
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    as I said in my op my Dad had Happiness by Ken Dodd..he was a very placid and content gentleman it was his favourite song.
    I did however warn people, it did help me to smile tho
    • AylesburyDuck
    • By AylesburyDuck 19th Oct 16, 12:46 PM
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    My dear friend had a verse of 'Another One Bites the Dust' played. Pity some people were a bit 'offended' by that.... people who clearly did not know her, that is, but chose to vocalise their opinions regardless.....

    If a smile can be raised for just a moment it's all good. :-)

    I had plenty of serious ones but they keep getting nicked for commemorating famous deaths and tragedies (ie. Imagine, Don't You Forget About Me). I'm due to have a rethink but there's been precious little that inspires over recent years. :-)
    Originally posted by SandC
    Yeah, we had that problem with Fat Bottom Girls, thankfully despite a few raised eyebrows everybody that actually mattered had already been pre-warned by the lady herself that it was a planned thing.
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    • AylesburyDuck
    • By AylesburyDuck 19th Oct 16, 12:49 PM
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    as I said in my op my Dad had Happiness by Ken Dodd..he was a very placid and content gentleman it was his favourite song.
    I did however warn people, it did help me to smile tho
    Originally posted by luvchocolate
    There is a lot to be said for quirky music at funerals, my FIL laid his mum to rest with
    Vera Lynns "We'll meet again" as you can imagine most people sailed out the crematorium on a wave of tears .
    Dont want that at my funeral, i'd prefer laughter.
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 19th Oct 16, 3:19 PM
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    Are you Welsh, dig? .

    Not saying Cwm Rhondda is exclusive to us, though.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Sadly no, pollypenny, all Sais (100% Celt if you'll accept Scotsman & Cornishwoman parentage). Spent the best parts of my childhood scrambling over Black Mountains, freezing in the rivers Wye & Usk and learning where to site castles (wherever you can get a view that tells you for days ahead where the enemy is coming from). Also hefting fallen wood back for the fire, making & eating cawl [soul food!] & being allowed to borrow, ride & repeatedly fall off the neighbouring farmer's cob. Saddle optional, whingeing forbidden. Oh aye & picking mushrooms sometimes, hazelnuts & blackberries into the sou'wester whenever the opportunity permitted. Mum's War upbringing was recalled more happily in Wales.

    We had Cwm Rhondda at our wedding though as we knew folk would be able to sing it.

    If I thought my family could cope with the fallout, I'd have Tom Lehrer's We Will All Go Together When We Go (not sure if to have the beloved Mad Prof or to have the Tomfoolery OST cast's version) but I rather doubt they'd be willing to cooperate.

    Last Post, now, played on real brass - well who'd believe 24 notes could do that much? Saw m'father-in-law away with it, and whilst we all fell apart during, we reassembled in slightly better shape afterwards.
    • blobby8
    • By blobby8 19th Oct 16, 3:35 PM
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    I fancy :-
    My son singing with his band
    Enter the Sandman
    Followed by...
    Last Will and Testament Jake Thackray
    Finishing the night with......
    Rock and Roll Led Zep.

    All in the local pub with free beer and finger buffet.
    'll give myself a damn good thrashing.
    • Tighter Than A Ducks Bum
    • By Tighter Than A Ducks Bum 19th Oct 16, 4:11 PM
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    Tighter Than A Ducks Bum
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