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    Cool Funeral Songs

    Has anyone noticed that lots of people are choosing songs from thier fav. artists instead of sticking to trad. hyms.for thier funeral. This got me thinking what songs i would pick when the time comes.At the moment it would be Ill never know followed by if i can dream,then to send them out rocking blue moon of kentucky.Remember if you dont sort this out before you go somebody might pick a song by cliff etc. to send you on your way. something to think about :

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    hmmmm..

    In the Garden...
    Danny Boy....
    An Evening Prayer...
    and finally..
    "Where No One Stands Alone" (2/16/77 Montgomery,Alabama soundboard)

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    I've told my wife to play My Way and Bridge Over Troubled Water followed by an announcement by the vicar when I'm being carried out of the church "Ladies & Gentlemen, Andrew Has left the building" !!
    "When You Let Your Head get Too Big, It'll Break your Neck" Elvis Presley.

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    I've told my family that I want 'A Little less Conversation' played as they are wheeling in my coffin. I was always one to make an entrance.
    On a more serious note I would like 'Farther Along' played at some time, and probably 'You'll Never Walk Alone'....
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    I'd choose Elvis' 1974 Grammy award winning version of 'How Great Thou Art' from the Memphis show - it has to include the reprise as well!
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    A few years ago I had my own CD shop. During that time I was the supplier of music for the local cemetary. The person in charge of music told me that Elvis was requested very frequently to be played during the ceremony.

    When I'm dead, I'd like songs like 'In The Garden', 'Stand By Me', 'Amazing Grace' and 'Danny Boy'. I haven't decided exactly yet, but I think I'll have plenty years to decide
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    An American Trilogy, that's the one for me. And it was used on diffrent ocassions already by family.

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    my best friend has left explicit instructions with me that we've to put her ashes into a rocket and explode it over glasgow to Barber's Adagio for Strings! ......I just hope I go before her!!!!!.....at my funeral I want Bridge Over Troubled Water and You'll Never Walk Alone played- that should get them all reaching for their hankeys

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    Hmmm , hope it's still a long ways off, but of Elvis I'd like "Farther Along" and "My Way" to be played and probably "Amazing Grace" as well.
    And I've always liked "The Rose" by Bette Midler..... :worthy:

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    An American Trilogy for sure

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    "The Last Farewell" has the perfect title, otherwise the lyrics don't really fit.
    "I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs" woulf fit, but maybe it's too much uptempo for a funeral.

    So I would also go for "How Great Thou Art", "His Hand In Mine", "Stand By Me" or maybe "Reach Out To Jesus".

    Hmm, , "Milky White Way" would be nice. It's not too sad.
    If you don't have nothing left to say,
    let me hold you one more time for ol' times sake

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    "its over" and "How great thou art"
    Elvis grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    the courage to change the things I can
    and the wisdom to know the difference

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    At my moms funeral last May 2004 'Mama liked the roses' was played. That was a very emotional moment
    'Only thing worse than watching a bad movie is being in one' - Elvis Presley

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    My song

    I have to say that it would and will be "Memories" the words for me say it all, I want this song at the end of my last farewell but would like "Welcome to my World" when everyone arrives at the chapel. My song I want my children to remember me with is "I 'll remember you"


    I'll remember you
    Long after this endless summer has gone
    I'll be lonely oh so lonely
    Living only to remember you

    I'll remember too
    Your voice as soft as the warm summer breeze
    Your sweet laughter, mornings after
    Ever after, I'll remember you

    To your arms someday I'll return to stay
    Till then I will remember too
    Every bright start we made wishes upon
    Love me always, promise always
    Oooh, you'll remember too

    I'll remember you
    Yesterday was the past and tomorrow is the future but today is the present ..thats why we call it the gift"
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    My songs

    I have a CD already made (just in case)...The songs are :
    I'll remember you (Elvis)
    I'm leavin' (Elvis)
    Mine (sung by me to my girl) if she outlives me..It's our song!

    I think any Elvis fan whether religious or NOT should have Elvis played as they make their final journey!
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    here's my list, not everything is Elvis Sorry

    You'll never walk alone
    I'll remember you
    His hand in mine
    One (U2)

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    Ah, finally, a really cheerful topic!

    At the funeral of my grandmother we had "Stand By Me" , which is a beautiful and sweet song...

    So I guess I would go for that one too.

    And after that just tear the place up with "Promised Land" (the title seems suitable enough! )

    Sonny

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    There are a few that spring to mind....most have already been mentioned........

    I would add...Until its time for you to go and For Ol' Times Sake
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverbobs
    I've told my wife to play My Way and Bridge Over Troubled Water followed by an announcement by the vicar when I'm being carried out of the church "Ladies & Gentlemen, Andrew Has left the building" !!
    I like that! Very well thought!

    I'd have to choose "He Touched Me" & "Amazing Grace" the way Elvis sang them!

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    I have 3 songs that must be played, if the day comes..

    1: For ol' time sake
    2: Sweet, sweet spirit ( i just love this song so much)
    3: A portrait of my love (sung by Rene froger, this is in my opnion one of the best songs ever written)
    For those who don't now this song, here are the lyrics:

    There could never be

    a portrait of my love

    For nobody could paint a dream

    You will never see

    a portrait of my love

    for miracles are never seen



    Anyone who sees her

    soon forgets the Mona Lisa

    It would take I know a Michael Angelo

    and he would need the glow of dawn

    that paints the sky above

    to try and paint a portrait of my love



    It would take I know a Michael Angelo

    and he would need the glow of dawn

    that paints the sky above

    to try and paint a portrait of my love

    to try and paint a portrait of my love

    a portrait

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