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Title: What song do you want played at your funeral?
Post by: MillCreek on April 29, 2021, 03:50:46 PM
'Dust in the Wind' by Kansas and 'Amazing Grace' on the bagpipes.
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Post by: Fly320s on April 29, 2021, 04:02:54 PM
Another One Bites the Dust.
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Post by: HeroHog on April 29, 2021, 04:09:04 PM
The Rational Mind (my simple prayer) Parts I & II - 13:29 by Papa Mali
Papa Mali Live at Vaudeville Tent, HSMF on 2002-07-06
https://archive.org/details/papamali2002-07-06/papamali2002-07-06d02t04.flac#

Quote
The Rational Mind
(My Soul Is At Peace With My Maker)
By Papa Mali Welbourne

My soul is at peace with my maker
My conviction is as strong, as my faith is blind
The truth, as we know it, gets harder to find
When we put all our faith In the rational mind.

You won't see me in church on Sunday
And you may not approve of the company I keep
But go easy on me and I'll mention your name
When I say my nightly prayers as I lay me down to sleep

As I lay my body down, close my eyes upon the day
Won't you hear my simple prayer
Oh Lord, this I pray
Keep my woman free from harm; keep my children safe and warm
And show me a sign so that I may find a way

As I lay my poor body down, close my eyes upon the day
Won't you hear my simple prayer
Oh Lord, this I pray
Keep my loved ones free from harm
Keep my children safe and warm
And show me a sign, so that I might find my way

My soul is at peace with my maker
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Post by: Angel Eyes on April 29, 2021, 04:09:23 PM
"Killed by Death"
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Post by: WLJ on April 29, 2021, 04:18:37 PM
Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye
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Post by: MechAg94 on April 29, 2021, 04:36:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4Sq-lYlyQc
Death In The Afternoon ∑ Hoodoo Gurus

Can't remember if the words were appropriate, just the first thing I thought of.

Maybe the Streets of Laredo would be better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L14UKBjC5Is
Marty Robbins - The Streets Of Laredo
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Post by: charby on April 29, 2021, 04:46:47 PM
Whatever my wife's least favorite songs is, going to have to be the one with a long electric guitar solo. I want to get the last jab in.

So probably Stranglehold by Ted Nugent or Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Post by: MechAg94 on April 29, 2021, 04:54:16 PM
Whatever my wife's least favorite songs is, going to have to be the one with a long electric guitar solo. I want to get the last jab in.

So probably Stranglehold by Ted Nugent or Freebird by Leonard Skynard
The Walton & Johnson radio show has kicked off with Little Bird by Stevie Ray Vaughn for years now.  They cut it short sometimes.
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Post by: bedlamite on April 29, 2021, 05:01:51 PM
The Walton & Johnson radio show has kicked off with Little Bird Wing by Stevie Ray Vaughn for years now.  They cut it short sometimes.

FTFY
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Post by: Lennyjoe on April 29, 2021, 05:29:04 PM
Fade to Black - Metallica
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Post by: HeroHog on April 29, 2021, 06:01:55 PM
Whatever my wife's least favorite songs is, going to have to be the one with a long electric guitar solo. I want to get the last jab in.

So probably Stranglehold by Ted Nugent or Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

PLEASE, Stranglehold by Ted Nugent, PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE!!!  :cool:
(Quickly fires up Stranglehold by Ted Nugent...)
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Post by: BobR on April 29, 2021, 06:07:49 PM
All I am going to get is Taps after they throw my earthly remains off of the fantail of some ship plying the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

bob
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Post by: Ben on April 29, 2021, 06:17:17 PM
I will be having a melancholy funeral.

The Dark by Bones of JR Jones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qDUovgJw_M

Our Town by Iris Dement
https://youtu.be/b9IUj1mDENg

Annabelle by Gillian Welch
https://youtu.be/mb7fm6YCAI4

All My Tears by Jane Saunders
https://youtu.be/T5MB9LfMpYA


Then to burst open the doors to Valhalla for me:
https://youtu.be/jM8dCGIm6yc
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Post by: sumpnz on April 29, 2021, 06:53:44 PM
My Mother Told Me would be great for the flaming model ship portion.

https://youtu.be/bs4ZJpWJh_Q
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Post by: Bogie on April 29, 2021, 07:08:45 PM
Ripple, Grateful Dead
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Post by: Big Hairy Bee on April 29, 2021, 07:39:54 PM
Mark Knofler's Wild Theme

https://youtu.be/T_6oilHUvFY
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Post by: TechMan on April 29, 2021, 07:46:51 PM
I can't believe no one as already said this...The Coffin Dance...
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Post by: cordex on April 29, 2021, 08:00:19 PM
Doesnít matter.  I plan on missing mine anyway.
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Post by: T.O.M. on April 29, 2021, 08:13:34 PM
If I go before my wife,  I'd love to have Gorton a Ran from Blackhawk Down...

https://youtu.be/5nl1WK-uKxw

The lyrics are in Breton. It's a farewell from a warrior to his love.

Others include Nothing Else Matters by Metallica,
Say Hello Goodbye by Phil Collins.

 
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Post by: Fly320s on April 29, 2021, 08:27:09 PM
I'd like to amend my request to the Sad Trombone, but it must be played on a kazoo.
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Post by: zxcvbob on April 29, 2021, 08:41:42 PM
Gordon Lightfoot, "The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald".  Twice.  >:D  (best song ever for getting people to leave at the end of a party)
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Post by: Jim147 on April 29, 2021, 09:42:50 PM
I've spent some time over the last few years thinking about this.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ0ww54P-10

My first thought was Amazing Grace on the bagpipes. But I went with this acoustic version of something to remind you.
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Post by: sumpnz on April 29, 2021, 09:50:37 PM
Maybe Iíll go with this classic.  What do you all think?

https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ
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Post by: Fly320s on April 29, 2021, 10:04:22 PM
Maybe Iíll go with this classic.  What do you all think?

https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ

I like it.
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Post by: French G. on April 29, 2021, 10:08:24 PM
All I am going to get is Taps after they throw my earthly remains off of the fantail of some ship plying the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

bob

Did that a few times. Didn't want to have orange earplugs showing in the video for the family. They played taps. They fired the salute, I was closest to the honor guard and they did not have blanks for the M-14s, but line launching charges. Lot more boom. Dixie cup full of powder, very difficult to not move with guns firing behind you, why no doc, can't imagine why my hearing is perma-forked.
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Post by: Andiron on April 29, 2021, 10:22:56 PM
7734 by Sabaton.  Because it may as well be metal.

Almighty lord we have come to your hall
Do glatem live, creator of all
Open your heart and you will find a way
Paradise calling and enter you may


That or Amazing Grace on the pipes.  Guy at the VFW plays and it'll tear your heart out.
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Post by: RoadKingLarry on April 29, 2021, 11:14:35 PM
Nothing particular in mind but I'd like it to be something decidedly inappropriate.

About 15 years ago the adult son a good friend of mine was killed by a drunk driver while test driving a motorcycle.
"I Like Big Butts" was the young man's favorite song, sort of his theme song. It was played at the funeral.

As a side note, the young man had just 2 weeks prior returned from his 2nd deployment to the Afghanistan.
My friend was killed 2 years ago by a drunk driver when the drunk ran his bike into a guardrail.
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Post by: HeroHog on April 29, 2021, 11:21:07 PM
As a DD-214 holder, I could get Taps and a flag for the wife. Will probably do that at the very end of it all then a drive out the Kisatchie National Forest just outside Pollock, LA to scatter my ashes in the woods there near "Big Creek".
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Post by: Unisaw on April 30, 2021, 09:16:56 AM
As people are being seated: Largo, From the New World symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95, Dvorak
At the end of the service: Go Rest High on That Mountain by Vince Gill
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Post by: Kingcreek on April 30, 2021, 09:48:46 AM
I have a Viking funeral planned. Havenít decided on music yet. Maybe Jonny cash ring of fire.
I was at a funeral for a friend and they played Elvis gospel music. That was pretty cool.
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Post by: K Frame on April 30, 2021, 09:49:38 AM
Thunderstruck looped with Dr. McCoy saying "He's dead, Jim!"
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Post by: Unisaw on April 30, 2021, 11:42:43 AM
Thunderstruck looped with Dr. McCoy saying "He's dead, Jim!"

Genius!
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Post by: Calumus on May 01, 2021, 04:38:17 PM
I have a Viking funeral planned. Havenít decided on music yet.

Me too, though nothing is on paper. A ďgoodĒ friend has been told to acquire a boat for it. That way I can provide some entertainment when the rightful owner comes running out to inquire why his boat is floating away, and in flames...

https://youtu.be/LLGeGXH8fRw
Music starts about :58 in.
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Post by: RocketMan on May 02, 2021, 06:17:06 PM
(Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult.  Contrary to popular belief, it is not a song about suicide.  It is about love transcending death, how two people can be together in eternity.
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Post by: griz on May 02, 2021, 06:33:42 PM
I'm surprised none of you troublemakers hasn't mentioned John Prine's Please Don't Bury Me.

But I'm going to go with Come On Up To The House.  This version, not the Tom Waits original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbzASqc9Zqo
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Post by: lee n. field on May 02, 2021, 09:53:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdOXCn1vvzI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdOXCn1vvzI)

(PIano cover of "The Great Gig in the Sky")

---edit to add--

Actually, "For All the Saints (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbPshOGxpew)" (alt (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qVjLq8s9OY)), with the Vaughn Williams tune ("Sine Nomine"), or something like this (https://youtu.be/5mPP_kwu3kc).
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Post by: grampster on May 02, 2021, 10:30:05 PM
That's easy.  Open Casket at least 20 feet away from people and the song Pop Goes the Weasel.
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Post by: gunsmith on May 02, 2021, 10:52:52 PM
 I want my head severed and used as a prop to scare people on halloween, and I would appreciate if you guys wait until i am actually dead before commencing .

   Warren Zevon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UotS7F0Orks
Elton John:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r3Zv2cbuwo

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Post by: 220_SWIFT on May 04, 2021, 02:16:12 AM
Something To Remind You by Staind

https://youtu.be/LLY0EKotBQ8
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Post by: K Frame on May 04, 2021, 06:48:01 AM
Tom Waits Cold, Cold, Ground would be a great one, too.
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Post by: Grandpa Shooter on May 04, 2021, 09:44:07 AM
Frank Sinatra singing, "I did it my way."  Been my theme song since it came out many years ago.