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Let's all cheer up during Lockdown... Your Funeral Songs!!

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End of the Line The Traveling Wilburys for me.

 

Recently read (don't think it was on here) of a guy who had his coffin carried in to The Sweeney theme-tune and then, as it went through the curtain, the Vision On tune.

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On 11/05/2020 at 20:04, pete.young said:

 

A story my mother tells is that before the war her father had a job repairing furnaces, including those in crematoria. They must have had two furnaces, or not actually lit them during the service as he and his best mate were often working under the crematorium while funerals were taking place.  Apparently they got so completely fed up with The Funeral March on record that shortly after this came out my grandfather had to physically restrain his friend from swapping that record for this.

I have occasionally wondered what the song was like, and now I know. I shall forward the link on to Mum, so thank you from both of us.

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I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts.

I want them laughing as I go out.

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Think I'll add another Grateful Dead song to my list - Friend of the Devil would go down well in the average church!

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21 hours ago, Richard R said:

A story my mother tells is that before the war her father had a job repairing furnaces, including those in crematoria. They must have had two furnaces, or not actually lit them during the service as he and his best mate were often working under the crematorium while funerals were taking place.  Apparently they got so completely fed up with The Funeral March on record that shortly after this came out my grandfather had to physically restrain his friend from swapping that record for this.

I have occasionally wondered what the song was like, and now I know. I shall forward the link on to Mum, so thank you from both of us.

What a great story, thank you for sharing it. Best wishes to your Mum.

Theres an interesting variant from the Clancy Brothers, with a different tune and mostly different words but a shared sentiment and style. The two versions are clearly connected, I wonder how.

 

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At my Dad's funeral, we played 'Duelling Banjoes' from Deliverance to close the service. He loved that song and would have been smiling.

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I’ve known mine for a while:

‘Hymn For The Greatest Generation’ By Caspian

’The Love’ by The Dear Hunter

’I’m Super’ by Big Gay Al (South Park: The Movie)

Epic, poignant and funny in equal measure, got to curate a good vibe ammirite 😁 

Si

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The Trammps - Disco inferno: "Burn baby burn"

Danny Whitten - I don't wanna talk about it.

Suzanne Vega - The queen and the soldier

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On 13/05/2020 at 19:01, pete.young said:

What a great story, thank you for sharing it. Best wishes to your Mum.

Theres an interesting variant from the Clancy Brothers, with a different tune and mostly different words but a shared sentiment and style. The two versions are clearly connected, I wonder how.

 

superb knitwear 👌

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On 13/05/2020 at 19:01, pete.young said:

The two versions are clearly connected, I wonder how.

 

It's a bit like Zeppelin and the blues artists lifting riffs and licks from older tunes and incorporating them into their stuff.  My guess is that these guys has heard the older one and wrote an updated version.

Mum says thanks btw, she had never heard the full song either 👍

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6 hours ago, Flat Al said:

The greatest gig in the sky - Pink Floyd.

 

This and "where were you" by Jeff Beck

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Being carried in to the good the bad and the ugly theme tune would create some dramatic tension... 

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Already decided mine:

"Both Sides Now" - Joni Mitchell

"Ashokan Farewell" Jay Unger & Molly Miller Band

"In My Life" Judy Collins version

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Sailing down, down the Styx again,
Without you my love, I want to return but then,
I see all my friends, they want me to join but then,
They all melt away, without you alone.

 

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I saw someone else picked a smog song.

this one from Dongs of Sevotion would be my choice. self explanatory title

 

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Going Home,  Runrig.

Heaven WILL have highlands.

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