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what music would you want played at your funeral ?

Postby gozomark » Sat 06 Sep 2008 21:44

AC/DC - Rock 'n' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution :D
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Postby Kay » Sat 06 Sep 2008 22:37

Van Morrison - Carrickfergus.

I'm drunk today, and I'm seldom sober....

.... A handsome rover.... from town to town....

But I am sick now and my days are numbered...

... so come all ye young men and lay me down.
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Postby Not-Lorna » Mon 08 Sep 2008 05:26

Anything on the bagpipes for the first half - then Mariachis.
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Postby dave dee » Mon 08 Sep 2008 08:41

Wow, if i was a whiter shade of pale, and eventually when im dead and gone. then depending on what method of disposal,
burial, going underground,
cremation, ring of fire, just to make the ba*tards feel guilty.
to end the congregation to sing softly whispering, one of my all time favourites.
thanks to Kate Bush, Midge ure, Procul Harem, Mcguinnes Flint. The Jam, Johnny Cash and The Congregation. :lol:
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Postby Trev » Mon 08 Sep 2008 10:43

Nimrod from Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma), op 36 by Elgar, for various reasons, but mainly because my dear old Mum was playing it on an old wind up phonograph when I started arriving, and, I've flown in it many times, so it seems appropriate to go out with it.

And anything else anyone else fancies hearing :wink:
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Postby gozomark » Sat 13 Sep 2008 19:28

Another one bites the dust - Queen
Comfortably numb - Pink Floyd
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Postby Mr Kriss » Sun 14 Sep 2008 22:12

Didn't they play Nimrod as we handed back Hong Kong and handed over Hong Kong island to the PRC, Trev? Were you there at the time, Mark?

That's a good enough reason for me not to play it.

I kind of like Cavatina, which I played at a close relative's funeral, but the Cleo Lane lyrics may make it sound a bit narcissistic for my own. The John Williams (or better still Sky) version would be fine though.
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Postby gozomark » Mon 15 Sep 2008 04:22

unfortunately I missed the handover by a month
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Postby Trev » Mon 15 Sep 2008 09:13

Last time I was in Hong Kong was about 1971, 3 months det trooping the Ghurkas on a change over, back and forth to Katmando.
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Postby Mr Kriss » Mon 15 Sep 2008 21:59

I missed it by a week, but nearly missed it be a good bit longer as my flight in had two missed approaches to Kai Tak in fog.

For those who don't know what it was like, imagine being in the plane in photo below with no visibility.

http://88bw.net/bio/hongkong-airport.jpg

Ooops, ratholing again ... sorry Mr & Mrs Mod

Anyway, Nimrod not my choice, though I do very appreciate the music
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Postby Kay » Tue 16 Sep 2008 04:14

Ooops, ratholing again ... sorry Mr & Mrs Mod


We're not bothered on the socialising boards. Have fun! It makes it easier for everyone if people stay on topic on the info boards.

We went to Hong Kong once but I don't remember the airport as being scary. It was out of town and we got onto a very efficient and modern train to take us into the centre. I'm trying to figure out when that would have been - the trip was a reward for staying put when it looked as though India and Pakistan might go to war with each other. Early 2000s?
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Postby gozomark » Tue 16 Sep 2008 05:35

that's the new airport Kay, Chek Lap Kok, which is out of town - Kai Tak closed in 1998
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Postby dave dee » Tue 16 Sep 2008 10:34

Nimrod, no too formal, if i had to pick classical it would be "Air on a g string" something ive enjoyed most of my life. :lol: then only if some smoke from the coffin could be arranged during the ceremony.
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Postby Trev » Wed 17 Sep 2008 21:47

The question was, "What music would you want played at your funeral?"

So, it's my funeral, and, I don't care if it is too 'formal' or where it was played and at what time, I like it, it has certain meanings for me and mine, so it will be played at my funeral, OK? :)
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Postby dave dee » Wed 17 Sep 2008 22:00

O. K. as you say. It,s your funeral. :wink:
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