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    Daughter of Heaven


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    I should sort my own playlist in case something happens.
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    I played Wafarin Stranger and I'll Fly Away at my fathers's funeral
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    We played in a columbarium recently for a friend who went some time ago. It's in a former church, with acoustics to match.
    We did three songs with OM, flute, harmonica and vocals:

    Crucan na b'paiste (Brendan Graham, we do a cover version of Karen Matheson's)
    Archibald MacDonald of Keppoch
    Going Home (Mary Fahl)

    I do recommend using songs/tunes you already know and play on a regular basis, because you never know what your personal involvement will do to your concentration.
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    I am not happy with depressingly sad songs when it comes to mourning. I think that a celebration of the deceased΄s life should involve some brighter music.

    Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies:



    Things Invisible

    Farther Along is also one of my favorites.



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    Last but not least: Heavenly Parade

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    Quote Originally Posted by grassrootphilosopher View Post
    I am not happy with depressingly sad songs when it comes to mourning.
    I think the musical taste of the deceased should be respected, which can be very different from the next. For instance, if I were sitting astride my coffin, waiting for things to unfold and watching who else has turned up and what they are thinking (for I could hear that), I'd linger a little longer for a moving sad song (sad and depressing are not the same). But if the Statesmen Quartet would start singing, I'd be gone so fast to avoid getting depressed
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    Neither of these is necessarily right for your upcoming event, but it sounds like you're just curious about what we like, not looking for suggestions. My two favorites: "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and "Oh, Danny Boy."

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    Funny, I was just working on this one last night: Avett Brothers "No Hard Feelings." It's starting to get played at funerals.
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    "The End" - The Doors
    "I'll Never Get Out of the World Alive" - Hank Williams
    "Isn't It A Pity" - George Harrison
    "Down, Down, Down" - Tom Waits
    "Gone, Gone, Gone" - Carl Perkins
    "Tubthumping" - Chumbawamba


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    First off, sorry for your loss. I'll suggest some less than traditional funeral songs, but these are some I would like played at my funeral when the time comes.

    "Place No Wreath" by Balsam Range.


    "Wish You Were Here" also by Balsam Range


    "Colors and Crossroads" by Sideline


    "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton (This was played at my wife's aunt's funeral)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandocrucian View Post
    "The End" - The Doors
    Once we're in that realm, Steven Wilson is not bad either:

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    “Give me the roses while I live”
    “Who will sing for me”
    Two that I wish to be sung at my funeral, along with “You ain’t goin’ nowhere.” That’s a personal inside story around my circle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheets View Post
    From the celtic world, "Da Socklit light"- which more or less means the light that has gone out- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPWuJw5JQyk
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    This one always brings tears to my eyes:

    Your Long Journey

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    I'm planning on stepping out of my coffin and playing this one last time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q0q_s5aSlg

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    My condolences to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheets View Post
    From the celtic world, "Da Socklit light"- which more or less means the light that has gone out- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPWuJw5JQyk
    Written by legendary Tom Anderson from Shetland, he gives a short explanation at about 2:45 in this video, after which he plays the tune. - Spencer


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    Thanks for sharing all your favorites. Just wanted some somber songs to play on my own. Will definitely be learning a bunch from this thread.
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