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Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: RockingLonestar ()
Date: October 8, 2018 18:13

Shine A Light

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Date: October 8, 2018 19:00

Elvis Presley: Return to Sender.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: October 8, 2018 19:05

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grzegorz67
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Silver Dagger
I've already chosen mine. Going Underground by The Jam. grinning smiley

'Fire' by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown seems to be quite popular too.

>grinning smiley<

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: October 8, 2018 19:07

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duke richardson
i'd like 'Flip the Switch' at mine

F uck man - are you planning on being electrocuted? grinning smiley

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Cooltoplady ()
Date: October 8, 2018 19:10

Down In A Hole

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: jlowe ()
Date: October 8, 2018 19:27

Time is on my side
Gimme Shelter

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: runrudolph ()
Date: October 8, 2018 19:28

Slipping away.
Memory motel
wild horses
Almost hear you sigh
Cant you hear me knocking

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: October 8, 2018 19:30

No votes for "I'm Going Down" yet...

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: jlowe ()
Date: October 8, 2018 20:02

Does anyone know what music was played at Brian's funeral?
And at Stu's ?

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: October 8, 2018 20:12

When my dad passed away when I was 12 in 1975, I was in a dream state for days, and the only thing I recall from his funeral was his favorite song being played - All I Have to Do Is Dream by the Everly Brothers.

The Everly Brothers - All I Have to Do Is Dream

My moms favorite song for many years was Over the Rainbow sung by Judy Garland, and then when the late Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo?ole released his version in 1990 - a version that segued into What a Wonderful World - that became her absolute favorite. When she passed away, that was the only tune that was played at the end of the service, and not a dry eye in the house....still tough for me to listen to....

Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole - Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World

Then my older bro suddenly passed away unexpectedly, but instead of a traditional funeral, it was more of a gathering of the tribes - family and friends, BBQ, etc.,... a proper party and celebration of his life.
I wrote a eulogy and read it to everyone as best I could, and then picked one song to be played for him - one of his all time favorites:

Led Zeppelin - Bron-Yr-Aur

As for me, I've thought of several tunes throughout the years to be played at my wake/celebration , but have never written any of them down or told anyone.
Que sera sera...

_____________________________________________________________
Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......



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Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: The Joker ()
Date: October 8, 2018 20:18

I plan to lock everybody in the church, then force them to listen to the whole catalogue of bootlegs from the Taylor Wood area.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: micawber ()
Date: October 8, 2018 20:22

1. Stones: 2000 Light Years From Home
2. Stones: Saint of me
3. Stones: Memory Motel
4. Eric Clapton: Tears in Heaven
Last John Mellencamp: A Ride Back Home
Everybody will be in tears for some hours;-))



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Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Rollin' Stoner ()
Date: October 8, 2018 20:25

Hank Williams "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive"

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: marclaff ()
Date: October 8, 2018 20:47

For me :
Are you alright ? by Lucinda Williams
Are you alright?
All the sudden you went away
Are you alright?
I hope you come back around someday
Are you alright?
I haven't seen you in a real long time
Are you alright?
Could you give me some kind of sign
Are you alright?
I looked around me and you were gone
Are you alright?
I feel like there must be something wrong
Are you alright?
'Cause it seems like you disappeared
Are you alright?
'Cause I been feeling a little scared
Are you alright?
Are you sleeping through the night?
Do you have someone to hold you tight?
Do you have someone to hang out with?
Do you have someone to hug and kiss you
Hug and kiss you, Hug and kiss you?
Are you alright?

Dead Flowers

I'm so glad by Cream
I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
Don't know what to do
Don't know what to do
Don't know what to do
Tired of weeping
Tired of moaning
Tired of groaning for you
I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: django ()
Date: October 8, 2018 20:50

My mom died in march in the age of 96. After a life full of love for her familiy and friends it was a very hard death for her - over a week she vanished piece by piece. Fully aware what was going on. She doesn't deserve this. It was terrible for all of us. For the funeral we choosed a song that she loved so much: "Rote Rosen", some kind of a german folk ("Schlager") song. That made me think about my choice for my funeral and this is my list:

1. Across The Bridge Where Angels Dwell - Van Morrison
2. Trying to get to Heaven (Before they close the door) - Bob Dylan
3. Farewell, Farewell - Fairport Convention

I'm 60, my father is 97, and I think I will have some time left to change the list winking smiley

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: October 8, 2018 21:05

As youngster I wanted Gimmie a Shelter at mine.....but I changed my mind as I cannot hear it at my funeral my family can choose one or no music at all it's up to them.........

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: HouseBoyKnows ()
Date: October 8, 2018 22:22

Great topic for those of us getting on in life. Another point of view here:

In my case, people are hopefully going to think fondly of me and not be sad whenever they hear a Stones song. So yes, there will be Stones songs at my memorial service someday . . . a long time from now . . but I am 65 and you never know when you will draw the black card.

Last year a good Stones friend of many years passed unexpectedly and I was tasked with creating a Stones playlist for his services. Lots of the tunes you might expect but the one that really hit hard for me was "Shine a Light". I will want that one too.

Not so typical; he wanted Ya-Yas Midnight Rambler played at the end with everyone walking out of the chapel. Kinda cool because he wanted the boys playing loud and hard in your face one final time.

HBK

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: MAF ()
Date: October 8, 2018 22:44

Songs played at a child's funaral I attended: Eric Clapton "Tears in Heaven", Sting: "Fragile". It was the right choice for this very sad moment.


Songs for a funaral:
David Gray: Sail away
Rolling Stones: Wild Horses
The Walkabouts: The light will stay on
Neil Young: Dead man theme (long version)
David Bowie: Heroes

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: October 8, 2018 22:54

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The Joker
I plan to lock everybody in the church, then force them to listen to the whole catalogue of bootlegs from the Taylor Wood area.

Can I come?

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: October 8, 2018 22:57

I don’t throw parties alive, I’m not throwing one dead.

Aw, just tryin to lighten it up.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: October 8, 2018 23:49

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35love
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The Joker
I plan to lock everybody in the church, then force them to listen to the whole catalogue of bootlegs from the Taylor Wood area.

Can I come?

@The Joker, why no love for Brian era bootlegs?

@35love, I feel quite certain you can, yes.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: buttons67 ()
Date: October 9, 2018 00:08

i have occasionally thought about my funeral and having the stones played, but didnt think on starting a thread on it, however now its been discussed, the thought of having stuff like paint it black, jigsaw puzzle and citadel would appeal.

A funeral is sad, but inevitable for us all, so it would be good for loved ones to know what sort of music i was into.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: October 9, 2018 00:25

Talking about our funerals, I told my song to play "You Can't Always Get What You Want."

My son replied that he would play "Honk Tonk Woman" at my funeral since it's my favorite Stones song. I then quoted the song, "I met a gin-soaked bar room queen in Memphis..I layed a divorcee in New York City..."

He said, "Oh, I didn't know the lyrics."

I told him I'd leave a sort, edited version of the song and keep, "I went down to the demonstration to get my fair share of abuse...and keep the part of the song where it breaks in to the climax where the angles are singing!

He said, "OK."



Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: switchblade1975 ()
Date: October 9, 2018 03:51

HAPPY.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: ab ()
Date: October 9, 2018 04:20

A few days before my mom passed, my then-nine-year-old autistic nephew sang Bridge Over Troubled Water to her around her deathbed in front of the family. He's not chatty, but he sings. Wasn't a dry eye in the room. Would've ruin that song for me if I hadn't forced myself to play the Simon and Garfunkel record shortly after the funeral.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 9, 2018 04:36

My last surviving uncle was buried about four weeks back ...

After his coffin was lowered and rain began to fall Geraldine
stepped forward and sang a slow accapella version of Amazing Grace ……..



ROCKMAN

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: ab ()
Date: October 9, 2018 06:53

Metal Machine Music! One last sonic torture session.

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 9, 2018 09:03

hhhhaaaaaaaa …. Lou would love ya ...



ROCKMAN

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Date: October 9, 2018 11:15

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Rocky Dijon
No votes for "I'm Going Down" yet...

There are two - which one? winking smiley

PS: Maybe both...

Re: Funeral music and Stones songs
Posted by: matxil ()
Date: October 9, 2018 11:35

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rollmops
I think otherwise ; when somebody passes, somebody I knew or even more somebody I loved, sadness and sorrow are the emotions that I feel. I don't believe in after life; when you're dead, you are dead. If one enjoys living, it is terrible that it has to stop. For my funeral, I would like them to hear "wild Horses", "Moonlight Mile",and " Jumping Jack Flash".
Sometimes, tears have to be cried.

Rockandroll,

Mops

Death is part of life, so it should not be hidden. "Moonlight Mile" is a beautiful choice. "Heaven" would be beautiful too.

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