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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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301 of 310  Mon 15th Oct 2018 5:08pm  
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JW, yes brilliant, mine's already been chosen but I have no idea what. Hope it's 'When the saints go marching in'.
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Old Lincolnian
Coventry
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302 of 310  Mon 15th Oct 2018 7:08pm  
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One of the songs my daughter had played at the graveside at her funeral was "Is there anybody out there?" by Pink Floyd. It certainly bought a smile to everyone's face.
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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303 of 310  Mon 15th Oct 2018 9:24pm  
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On 15th Oct 2018 1:22pm, Dreamtime said: JW, how brilliant, your friend must have had a wonderful sense of humour, what better music after her departure. I will have to think really hard to top that. Lol Lol Lol
I wonder if "Always look on the bright side" would work? Roll eyes Roll eyes Roll eyes
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argon
new milton
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304 of 310  Mon 15th Oct 2018 9:58pm  
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I have always thought Leslie Sarony singing 'Ain't it Grand to be Blooming Well Dead' would be a show stopper at a funeral
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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305 of 310  Tue 16th Oct 2018 7:00am  
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Ha ha ha ha! I can see you are giving this topic a great deal of thought. I am hoping to be around a few more years yet but when it's time for making plans I will have to draw from the barrel. Whatever, it had better be lively! With due respect I don't like gloomy funerals. Just to reflect my husband's humour, he always said we should play Ray Stevens' "The Streak" at his funeral, but I didn't - at the time I didn't think it was appropriate but his mates said I should have respected his wishes. No doubt he will have me over the coals for that!
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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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306 of 310  Tue 16th Oct 2018 10:08am  
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On 15th Oct 2018 9:24pm, JohnnieWalker said: I wonder if "Always look on the bright side" would work? Roll eyes Roll eyes Roll eyes
I've already been to Two Funerals where "Always look on the bright side of life" has been played at the end, (one this year in fact). Another, (again this year), played "Ying Tong, Ying Tong, Niddle I po" as the Congregation left the Service ! Big grin
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walrus
cheshire
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307 of 310  Tue 16th Oct 2018 10:17am  
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My late Uncle Fred had Jerry Lee Lewis's "Great Balls of Fire" playing as he went through the curtains at Canley Crem.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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308 of 310  Tue 16th Oct 2018 11:25am  
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Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Wave Just come back to add, reading again all your posts set me up and I can't stop laughing as I am imagining the congregations' thoughts when they hear these crazy funeral requests. Do you think they would join in? Edited by member, 16th Oct 2018 1:19 pm
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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309 of 310  Wed 17th Oct 2018 10:00am  
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Dreamtime. I asked my wife if she was going to play Eartha Kitt's 'I'm just mad about the boy'? 'No chance, no, something a bit closer to home, and more appropriate'. 'You mean Tom Jones's 'Green Green Grass of Home'. 'No, the other one - Humperdinck's 'Please release me'. Roll eyes
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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310 of 310  Wed 12th Dec 2018 12:29pm  
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Scrutiny, I did 24 parachute descents when they were meant to get you on the ground in a hurry, yet I have never broken one bone in my body ever, neither have I ever had an operation. But this last year I've been in a lot of pain - the doc said "We can do a small operation, take away 80% of the pain but at your age???" Me, "What's the odds." He, hands held high, "Who knows, fifty-fifty?" Me, "Perhaps I should read Chandler's 'The Big Sleep' again".
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