What song would you liked played at your funeral?

  • grnranger99

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    Nov 11, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
    Sorry, I don't want to make people think about death, but a good friend of mine is dying of cancer and I would like to play a song for him that expresses my love for him (Hes not gay, he is married, 50 years young and has two kids.) He is really depressed about not getting to walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day and not being able to see his kids have kids. Any suggestions? Or what song would you liked played at your funeral?
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 11, 2014 6:29 PM GMT
    Mozart's requiem. I don't think there's enough emotion in most funerals. Chad and Jeremy's Summer Song. Start Me Up by the Stones. I once went to a funeral of a guy who knew he would die soon so he organized it himself. He always liked live music so he had the Girl's Choir of Texas sing and also a piece by a jazz vibraphone guy. Who played a really upbeat jazz piece. Everyone was looking around obviously thinking WTF? But then smiling because it was so like him. (Aggie Pate, rip.) Point is don't think in boring terms. Think of some song your friend would start singing with, dancing to. The more ridiculous the better. The people who love him will know and love it and it will make them think of him. Why not ask him?
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    Nov 11, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    Aerosmith. DREAM ON...
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    Nov 11, 2014 7:05 PM GMT
    Sad, even to think about. I have been to way too many funerals and memorial services.

    Pure music: Debussy's piano piece, Clare de lune. (3d movement of the Suite bergamasque)

    Vocal, but very short: Mozart's aria, Soave sia il vento—(May the wind be gentle) from Cosi fan Tutte.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRCPwPXMsKM
    one of the most beautiful quiet arias ever written, and performed on these occasions

    Not sure how approriate, since a lullabye, but sure to bring out emotions - Michael Callen's singing of (The Flirtations) Everything Possible, ending with:
    "But the only measure of your words and your deeds
    Will be the love you leave behind when you're gone."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VA8DFFNQFA
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    Nov 11, 2014 8:56 PM GMT
    For your friend who ends his life with some sorrow and some regret...



    Well then! I’ll take off far away
    like the echo of a pious bell does,
    there among the white snow,
    there among the clouds of gold,
    there where hope, hope
    is regret, is regret, is sorrow!

    Ebben! Ne andrò lontana
    come va l'eco pia campana,
    là fra la neve bianca,
    là fra le nubi d'ôr;
    laddóve la speranza, la speranza
    è rimpianto, è rimpianto, è dolor!

    [url]http://lyricstranslate.com/en/ebben-ne-andr%C3%B2-lontana-well-then-i%E2%80%99ll-take-far-away.html[/url]

    ...may you both find peace.
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    Nov 11, 2014 9:00 PM GMT
    The Smiths - There is A Light That Never Goes out


    http://youtu.be/n-cD4oLk_D0
  • Smakkyoface

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    Nov 12, 2014 4:04 PM GMT
    Spice up your life - Spice Girls

    When you're feeling sad and low.
    We will take you where you gotta go.

    Smiling, dancing, everything is free.
    All you need is positivity!
  • 1blind_dog

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    Nov 12, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
    I know my mom wants Amazing Grace on bagpipes played at hers
  • storm_trooper

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    Nov 12, 2014 4:54 PM GMT
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 12, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
    See^^^? There's your problem. Most of the stuff recommended by these guys would make dead me puke in my casket. And I'm sure they'd hate my stuff, too. Find some way to figure out what your friend just loves. You can tell him why or not. Just don't try to make it funeral appropriate. Make it about him. I trust he was a fun guy.
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    Nov 12, 2014 5:02 PM GMT
    The Trip - Still Corners.
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    Nov 12, 2014 5:24 PM GMT
    I did it my way - gypsy kings

    Don't rain on my parade - Whoever can belt it the loudest

    Time of your life -green day

    Metallica - nothing else matters, this song is special to me because it was the first song I ever remember being taught on guitar by my brother and I played it at his funeral 3 years ago.





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    Nov 12, 2014 6:10 PM GMT
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    Nov 12, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
  • LJay

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    Nov 12, 2014 7:21 PM GMT
    A hymn written by John Calvin: I Greet Thee Who My sure Redeemer Art


    I greet Thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
    My only trust and Savior of my heart,
    Who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;
    I pray Thee from our hearts all cares to take.

    Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
    Reigning omnipotent in every place;
    So come, O King, and our whole being sway;
    Shine on us with the light of Thy pure day.

    Thou art the life, by which alone we live,
    And all our substance and our strength receive;
    Sustain us by Thy faith and by Thy power,
    And give us strength in every trying hour.

    Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
    No harshness hast Thou and no bitterness;
    O grant to us the grace we find in Thee,
    That we may dwell in perfect unity.

    Our hope is in no other save in Thee;
    Our faith is built upon Thy promise free;
    Lord, give us peace, and make us calm and sure,
    That in Thy strength we evermore endure.


    A chorale prelude by J. S. Bach: In dir ist Freude

    The hymn Now Thank We All Our God by Martin Rinkart

    It is said that Rinkart, a pastor, wrote this after burying many, including his family, during the 30 Years War.

    Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
    Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices;
    Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way
    With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

    O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
    With ever joyful hearts and blessèd peace to cheer us;
    And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed;
    And free us from all ills, in this world and the next!

    All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given;
    The Son and Him Who reigns with Them in highest Heaven;
    The one eternal God, whom earth and Heaven adore;
    For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.


    J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in F Major
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    Nov 12, 2014 8:02 PM GMT
    I think funeral is for friends and family so it's non of my business.

    However I'd like a funeral with cheering songs instead of sad ones, everybody being happy having a nice picnic planting a tree on my remains.

    They can mourn at home, alone.

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    Nov 12, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
    Jms31 saidIn Paradisum from Faure's Requiem.

    I love the Libera Me from the same piece
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    Nov 12, 2014 8:29 PM GMT
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    Jms31 saidIn Paradisum from Faure's Requiem.

    I love the Libera Me from the same piece


    Me too! The whole work in itself is a masterpiece.
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 12, 2014 8:39 PM GMT
    "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson.icon_cry.gif

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    Nov 12, 2014 8:45 PM GMT
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    Nov 12, 2014 9:12 PM GMT
    Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men - "One Sweet Day" (A Cappella)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMIPTiDmUd0
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    Nov 13, 2014 3:17 PM GMT
    The Funeral - by Band Of Horses
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMFWFhTFohk
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    Nov 13, 2014 4:32 PM GMT
    Eternal Father, Strong to Save.
  • grnranger99

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    Dec 19, 2014 2:37 PM GMT
    Thanks guys, you all have been a great help....you have introduced me to some songs a haven't heard before...thanks
    But, I think I will learn how to play blackbird on my uke for him...I know he'll appreciate it...The best part is I shuold have time to actually play it to him while hes still with us
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    Dec 19, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
    grnranger99 said... The best part is I shuold have time to actually play it to him while hes still with us



    i was going to say, all the better the OP beat me to it, dont wast your time, play for him now.