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    • November 21, 2014 12:42 PM GMT
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      For many of you this isnt probably something that you have thought about...as it all seems a long way a way.

      Listening to Radio Manchester this morning they said that the favourite funeral song is Always look on the bright side of life, by Eric Idle. My Way has slipped to No 5. The 23rd Psalm is still up there...as is Fire by Arthur Brown ( rather apt)

      So I wondered which 3 songs or hymns you would choose for your funeral?

      Would it be Lola or Dedicated Follower of Fashion.....or ?????

      Have fun with your answers

      hugs

      Pauline xxxx

      PS and will you be buried or cremated in a dress???
      Songs at Your Funeral
      This post was edited by Pauline Smith at November 21, 2014 12:43 PM GMT
    • November 21, 2014 3:49 PM GMT
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      I love Gabriels' Oboe by Ennio Morricone, maybe with or without by U2 and well, i haven't really thought that far... I think at this time in my life i would want to be dressed when i'm lay'd out xxx
    • November 21, 2014 5:21 PM GMT
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      I have thought of this and already told everyone invvolved i want to come into YNWA and go out to Ring of Fire xxx
    • November 21, 2014 6:53 PM GMT
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      When im dead and gone by Mcguinness flint and Without you By Neilson
    • November 21, 2014 7:09 PM GMT
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      I think I'd wear an aqualung as I want to be buried at sea, and I'd like to see the look on my pallbearers faces ...
    • November 21, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
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      I would probably go with Listen to the Music by the Doobie brothers, and maybe Will you Anchor hold, but as for a 3rd song I haven't made up my mind yet, but would be looking for something funny xx
    • November 21, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
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      I've thought about this often Pauline. The chances are I shall probably die en femme as I am dressed most of the time. However, I've discussed it with my children and told them I'm happy to leave it to them - they are to choose whichever mode they feel most comfortable with. After all, I won't be there so I won't know or care!

      As for the music it will be. Entry: the final song (When my body dies) from Pergolesi's Stabat Mater stunningly & definitively sung by Jaroussky & Lezhneva http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OPsIl-bfXw - from 31.45 mins onwards but without the rather jolly final amens. Exit:- an old Music Hall comedy song - "Off I Went with the Body in the Bag") for which I am locally infamous for performing, about the antics got up to by someone trying to dispose of the family's dead cat. It will have to be a recording of me singing it in performance as otherwise it is completely unknown. The undertakers will have instructions to affix a large tail to hang, swinging, from out the back of the coffin and the pall bearers are to process out walking like John Cleese a la Ministry of Silly Walks. Should raise a laugh. x x


    • November 21, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
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      Julia will be disposed of en femme, I owe her that much. My tracks will be one of mine, 'Creep'; 'Landslide' by either Stevie Nicks or The Dixie Chicks and probably 'Supper's Ready' by Genesis. By then everybody will be dying to get to the pub.
      This post was edited by Julia Mae White at November 21, 2014 10:26 PM GMT
    • November 22, 2014 12:42 AM GMT
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      little umbrellas by frank zappa
    • November 22, 2014 1:43 AM GMT
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      "Aida" by Verdi. I love it but it will bore the arse off the buggers for three hours
    • November 22, 2014 2:26 PM GMT
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      Jesu - Joy of Mans Desires would be one of mine. All things Bright and Beautiful reminds me of never ending sunny days at Primary School where we used to sing it and currently my third would be How Long Will I love You by Ellie Goulding
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    • November 23, 2014 10:18 AM GMT
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      if i want to be cynical then it'd be 'still fucking dead' by marduk. however, if i want people to laugh then i'd choose 'canyons of your mind' by the bonzos. not very funerary but a bit of a laugh and it fits my personality. a tune i'd have for when the curtains close at the crem is the tardis take-off music. probs been done before but i think it'd be kinda cool.
    • November 28, 2014 4:09 PM GMT
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      As my coffin gets carried in David Bowie 'Boys Keep Swinging' and to play me out Cyndi Lauper 'Hey Now' version of 'Girls just wanna have fun'.
    • December 5, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
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      by then i hope to be rolled into the heat to this ironic tune, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln4QojnG7G8
      Failing that probably be Guns N Roses. . . Don't you cry, ♥ xXx ♥ . . Me :)
    • December 6, 2014 2:29 PM GMT
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      Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
      Walk - Foo Fighters
      Live Forever - Oasis

      As for being being in a dress - hell yes!!
    • December 18, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
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      Theme to Z Cars, Red Red Wine, The Internationale - and I will be cremated xxxzx
    • January 15, 2015 2:46 PM GMT
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      funeral for a friend/love lies bleeding- EJ appropriate? lol
    • January 15, 2015 7:45 PM GMT
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      My three songs would be, in no particular order:

      Ain't it grand to be blooming well dead.

      You'll never walk alone (sung by LFC supporters)

      I told you I was ill! (a song inspired by Spike Milligan which I will write and record specially for the event!)
      This post was edited by Mal Ware at January 15, 2015 7:52 PM GMT
    • January 17, 2015 4:24 PM GMT
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      I have left instructions to be buried in full Helen mode.
      The songs to be played at my funeral are Jerusalem by Emerson,Lake and Palmer and The great gig in the sky by Pink Floyd as I am such a massive music fan.
      I seriously doubt that anyone will turn up at my funeral.
    • August 14, 2015 10:27 AM BST
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      In to z cars ( big Everton supporter) out to When will I see you again Three Degrees and yes in a dress Dxx
    • August 14, 2015 11:06 AM BST
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      Going in, Nimrod by Elgar, coming out, the Ying Tong song, I think this will add a certain aire of occasion
    • August 14, 2015 6:08 PM BST
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      I want to be piped in to the crematorium to Highland Cathedral and as the mourners leave a piper is to play a happy reel or jig. Not sure about going as male or female.
    • August 14, 2015 8:40 PM BST
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      Highway to hell by acdc or going underground by the jam.would see which family and friends have a sense of humor with them songs.
    • August 14, 2015 9:47 PM BST
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      Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchel, and a skirt and top or a dress what to wear what to wear life's never answered question.

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