Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Songs I want played at my funeral

Danke Schoen by Wayne Newton

I Feel Pretty from West Side Story

Canadian Railroad Trilogy and almost anything else by Gordon Lightfoot, except the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald because, really, do I want a song about a lake freighter played over my corpse?

Say A Little Prayer by Dionne Warwick

America by Simon & Garfunkel

You've Got a Friend by James Taylor

There's more. But I can't think of any right now.

What would you like played at your funeral?


  1. "It's All In Your Mind" by Madness, on a constant loop, with the smell of Scotch wafting into the room despite there being no alcohol available.

  2. That's nice, John. The scotch is a particularly cool touch. I think I want fresh coffee wafting around mine.

  3. You know these days most of us have to be cremated because there no room to bury everyone with that in mind I came up with a few song titles I thought might be appropriate:

    1: The Platters – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

    2:"Disco Inferno" Lyrics by The Bee Gees: BURN, BABY BURN BURN, BABY BURN

    3:Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash

    4: Come on baby, light my fire. - The Doors

    I think that will do for now ^__^

  4. "A Mighty Fortress is Our God".
    "Alleluia Chorus" from Handel's Messiah.
    "Precious Lord (Take My Hand)"

    and maybe, depending on how far gone I am with senility in my final days,

    "It Was Just One of Those Things"

  5. In The Arms of The Angels by Sara McLaughlin
    Imagine by John Lennon
    and a slight revision of Frank Sinatra's "My Way".
    But since I am not having a funeral service or visitation I will settle for a bagpipe player keening something melancholy over my grave.

  6. Tony, your choices are so serious and religious and surprising. Somehow I figured the theme song for This Old House would play in there somehow... (kidding).

    And Delores, I love those songs as well. And, oh, the bagpipe... nothing as lonely as that.

  7. Gorodon Lightfoot is a good choice. I've never really thought about songs at my funeral. I just expect to be dumped in the water somewhere.

  8. 'She's gone'. Snort!

    I never really thought about it either, Laurita, until I was at a funeral last week and the home played a number of my aunt's favourite songs. There was Coal Miner's Daughter, and lots of Johnny Cash and I thought, wow, that's nice. And then I thought, what are they going to play at mine? Does anyone even know what my favourite songs are? I asked Dave and he, the Good Dave that he is, came up with a few. (Brownie points.) But I thought I'd write them down so, if I croak in the near future, they're there for posterity. Or until Blogger croaks. Whichever comes first.

  9. Ok, I've thought about this all day--and the thought even entertained me in my insomnia...the Indigo Girls "Closer I am to Fine" ABBA "Dancing Queen" and Adele, "That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving on!"


  10. Oh! Dancing Queen! How I love that song.. what a great choice!


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