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TufNeck Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:21 PM
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What song would you want to be played at your funeral?
For me I was thinking, maybe, Hiiiiighway to Hell! Forgive me father for I have sinned LOL
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  - Git down tonight.....that is probably not the name...but think is is  28erl   Jul-24-04 11:24 PM   #1 
  - You Can't Always Get What You Want  MariaS   Jul-24-04 11:28 PM   #2 
  - It's a Mistake  likesmountains 52   Jul-24-04 11:30 PM   #3 
  - I had a college professor who had that played at his funeral.  orlandoFL   Jul-24-04 11:54 PM   #7 
  - Something by Janis Joplin...  murielm99   Jul-24-04 11:39 PM   #4 
  - Anything by Mister Rogers  Gothic_Sponge   Jul-24-04 11:41 PM   #5 
  - What I Got by Sublime  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Jul-24-04 11:49 PM   #6 
  - An old bluegrass gospel song -- "I'll Fly Away."  blackcat77   Jul-24-04 11:57 PM   #8 
  - I don't know the title but  homelandpunk   Jul-24-04 11:59 PM   #9 
  - "It's A Beautiful Day"  Maestro   Jul-25-04 12:00 AM   #10 
  - Just Another Day by Tower of Power  bo44   Jul-25-04 12:04 AM   #11 
  - In My Life  JulieRB   Jul-25-04 12:06 AM   #12 
  - "In My Life" also  AnybodyButBush   Jul-25-04 05:22 PM   #28 
     - That was also my first choice  ilovenicepeople   Jul-25-04 05:45 PM   #33 
  - I've actually thought about this...  pbg   Jul-25-04 12:09 AM   #13 
  - "Danny Boy" on bagpipes  Supply Side Jesus   Jul-25-04 12:14 AM   #14 
  - My cousin wanted a Black Crows song but  LeighAnn   Jul-25-04 12:14 AM   #15 
  - dead  pansypoo53219   Jul-25-04 12:29 AM   #16 
  - Bladerunner Blues & One Particular Harbour  moof   Jul-25-04 12:51 AM   #17 
  - don't believe in funerals  jukes   Jul-25-04 01:07 AM   #18 
  - or maybe  jukes   Jul-26-04 07:08 AM   #64 
  - The Promised Land by Terri Gibbs  SaidFred   Jul-25-04 01:08 AM   #19 
  - Ripple in still water  rozf   Jul-25-04 01:10 AM   #20 
  - Adagio for Strings  slutticus   Jul-25-04 01:20 AM   #21 
  - Something upbeat and life affirming  Droopy   Jul-25-04 01:20 AM   #22 
  - From Ally McBeal  DemOverseas   Jul-25-04 03:10 AM   #23 
  - The song in my sig line  GTRMAN   Jul-25-04 03:34 AM   #24 
  - Brain Damage/ Eclipse by Pink Floyd, Ripple by the Dead  EstimatedProphet   Jul-25-04 05:12 PM   #25 
  - Martin Briley's "Salt In My Tears" n/t  Tom_Foolery   Jul-25-04 05:16 PM   #26 
  - Frankie Beverly & Maze - "Joy & Pain"  TroubleMan   Jul-25-04 05:19 PM   #27 
  - "The Big Ship"...  deseo   Jul-25-04 05:30 PM   #29 
  - "Till I Die" Beach Boys n/t  Dr Fate   Jul-25-04 05:39 PM   #30 
  - "Piper at The Gates Of Dawn" - Van Morrison  Blue-Jay   Jul-25-04 05:40 PM   #31 
  - "The End" by The Doors  WI for Kerry   Jul-25-04 05:41 PM   #32 
  - "Hymn to Her" - Pretenders, and "She Goes On" - Crowded House  Beaverhausen   Jul-25-04 05:45 PM   #34 
  - Oh, yes.  Dan-W   Jul-26-04 09:49 AM   #77 
  - The Long and Winding Road by the Beatles  aQuArius   Jul-25-04 05:47 PM   #35 
  - "Shaving Cream"  jdonaldball   Jul-25-04 05:49 PM   #36 
  - Is that Rowan Atkinson way in the back there (2nd from left)?  HypnoToad   Jul-25-04 05:55 PM   #37 
  - Car Wash -- by Rose Royce............ or............  arwalden   Jul-25-04 06:28 PM   #38 
  - "Heaven" by Talking Heads  MissMillie   Jul-26-04 07:12 AM   #67 
  - "One More for the Road" eom  terrya   Jul-26-04 08:20 AM   #70 
  - In Order at the Service  new_beawr   Jul-25-04 07:16 PM   #39 
  - "second line" played by any neighborhood jazz band  Swamp_Rat   Jul-25-04 07:28 PM   #40 
  - LOL - "Highway to Hell" would be perfect for me too  flamingyouth   Jul-25-04 07:31 PM   #41 
  - How about  Arielle   Jul-25-04 07:32 PM   #42 
  - To Live Is To Die by Metallica  name not needed   Jul-25-04 07:33 PM   #43 
  - Call Me The Breeze  MrSandman   Jul-25-04 07:39 PM   #44 
  - Nature Boy  Zorro   Jul-25-04 07:59 PM   #45 
  - oh....  medeak   Jul-25-04 08:22 PM   #47 
  - Billie Holiday  medeak   Jul-25-04 08:21 PM   #46 
  - "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"  Crisco   Jul-25-04 08:32 PM   #48 
  - Amazing Grace on bagpipes  GrandmaBear   Jul-25-04 08:54 PM   #49 
  - TAPS, 21 Gun salute, Internationale  Endangered Specie   Jul-25-04 08:57 PM   #50 
  - Hmmm, guess I'll be cutting a CD  fortyfeetunder   Jul-25-04 09:28 PM   #51 
  - One guy I went to school with  anti_shrub   Jul-25-04 09:31 PM   #52 
  - Leave it to fate.  caledoni   Jul-25-04 09:37 PM   #53 
  - "Angel Band" by Ralph Stanley  Richardo   Jul-25-04 09:42 PM   #54 
  - 3 settings of Ave Verum Corpus  pagerbear   Jul-25-04 09:47 PM   #55 
  - Stayin' Alive n/t  POed_Ex_Repub   Jul-25-04 09:54 PM   #56 
  - Arvo Part's 'Cantus on the Death of Benjamin Britten',  Gogi   Jul-25-04 11:35 PM   #57 
  - Gabriel Faure's Requiem, opus 48.  fiziwig   Jul-26-04 12:25 AM   #58 
  - Death's Door (Depeche Mode)  Scottie72   Jul-26-04 12:34 AM   #59 
  - It's a wonderful world by Louie Armstrong.  bearfan454   Jul-26-04 04:33 AM   #60 
  - "knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door" n/t  JSJ   Jul-26-04 04:39 AM   #61 
  - Pink Floyd's Learning to Fly  Skittles   Jul-26-04 06:59 AM   #62 
  - "Clouds" by Joni Mitchell  MrsGrumpy   Jul-26-04 07:03 AM   #63 
  - Pindar's Revenge, by Ed Sanders n/t  blindpig   Jul-26-04 07:09 AM   #65 
  - "Time of Your Life" - Green Day  BlondieK143   Jul-26-04 07:09 AM   #66 
  - I'll give you 3 guesses  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-26-04 07:13 AM   #68 
  - like a rolling stone n/t  gpandas   Jul-26-04 08:18 AM   #69 
  - Gotta be 'Jesus built my hotrod'.  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-26-04 08:21 AM   #71 
  - The hamster dance song  nuxvomica   Jul-26-04 08:22 AM   #72 
  - "I Can't Wait To Meet You" by Macy Gray  noonwitch   Jul-26-04 08:45 AM   #73 
  - Good Shepherd  BarbaRosa   Jul-26-04 08:58 AM   #74 
  - Ecstasy by New Order  ellie   Jul-26-04 09:02 AM   #75 
  - Find the River - R.E.M.  maxpower   Jul-26-04 09:04 AM   #76 
  - I was going to say "The Stolen Child" by the Waterboys  truthspeaker   Jul-26-04 09:52 AM   #78 
  - Speaking of the Waterboys, 'This is the Sea' would work.  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-26-04 09:54 AM   #79 
  - "We're All Alone" by Boz Scaggs. n/t  Dan-W   Jul-26-04 09:56 AM   #80 
 
2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:24 PM
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1. Git down tonight.....that is probably not the name...but think is is
casey and the sunshine band song
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MariaS Donating Member (545 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:28 PM
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2. You Can't Always Get What You Want
but if you try sometimes you just might find
you get what you need.

Rolling Stones
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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:30 PM
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3. It's a Mistake
by Men at Work..
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Not Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:54 PM
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7. I had a college professor who had that played at his funeral.
He was a huge Stones fan...and developed cancer. He went fast, like three months; but took the time to make his wishes known.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:39 PM
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4. Something by Janis Joplin...
not sure what yet.
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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:41 PM
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5. Anything by Mister Rogers
It's such a good feeling...a feeling inside.....
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:49 PM
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6. What I Got by Sublime
n/t
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blackcat77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:57 PM
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8. An old bluegrass gospel song -- "I'll Fly Away."
I've informed everybody about my desires on this subject so they won't bore people to death with a bunch of tragic hymns.
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homelandpunk Donating Member (787 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:59 PM
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9. I don't know the title but
the repeating chorus is "All these people are dead dead".
Ayon know the name of the song and the band. Aternative rock...maybe punk genre.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:00 AM
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10. "It's A Beautiful Day"
By U2
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bo44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:04 AM
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11. Just Another Day by Tower of Power
All is fair in love by Stevie Wonder and many more
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:06 AM
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12. In My Life
I briefly considered requesting "Born To Be Wild".

Julie
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NoSunWithoutShadow Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:22 PM
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28. "In My Life" also
The first song that came to mind. Another Lennon/McCartney treasure. Thanks John; we miss you.
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ilovenicepeople Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:45 PM
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33. That was also my first choice
for a couple of seconds then I remember how much I loved the song by guitarist Sonny Sharrock off of the Ask the Ages album titled Who Does She Hope To Be?(I'm not a she though) or maybe Feeling Groovy.Boy that's a tough question,if I get to be the DJ I think I would be spontaneous and pick whatever came to mind at the time.
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pbg Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:09 AM
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13. I've actually thought about this...
...and come up with "Hope' by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and the Enigma Variations by Elgar.
No lyrics either way, and that's the way I want it.
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Supply Side Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:14 AM
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14. "Danny Boy" on bagpipes
sappy as all hell, but I love that song.

Later in the service "Castles Made of Sand" Jimi Hendrix

ending with...something upbeat...."Beautiful Day" would be a good choice...
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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:14 AM
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15. My cousin wanted a Black Crows song but
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 12:15 AM by LeighAnn
when he died unexpectedly Grandma and the Aunts ixnayed the whole thing and he got "Amazing Grace" just like everybody else.

Better have someone close to you ready to get an injunction lest the old-timers in your family try to subvert your wishes.

Cheers, and hope you don't die anytime soon (or at all, for that matter)!

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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:29 AM
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16. dead
by They Might Be Giants
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moof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:51 AM
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17. Bladerunner Blues & One Particular Harbour
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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:07 AM
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18. don't believe in funerals
but when i self-kavorkian, i'll probably be listening to the instrumental @ the end of sade's' "love deluxe".
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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 07:08 AM
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64. or maybe
Edited on Mon Jul-26-04 07:09 AM by jukes
Fiona Apple's "Blue Oblivion", an ambiguous drug/suicide song. sometimes it calls to me...

but then, i have a taste for hypnotics & disassociatives these days.
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Red State Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:08 AM
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19. The Promised Land by Terri Gibbs
I hear the grass is green as jade, in the promised land
And mossy trees give endless shade, in the promised land

And Jesus rules as lord of all, at God's right hand
goin there, goin there

Chorus:
I wanna go, where the milk and honey flows
Where Jesus is alive and he's building me a home

I wanna be, where my father waits for me
Longing for the day I finally stand, in the promised land
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:10 AM
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20. Ripple in still water
when there is no pebble tossed
or wind to blow.

Ripple - Grateful Dead
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slutticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:20 AM
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21. Adagio for Strings
By Samuel Barber.

I want a full chamber orchestra dammit!
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:20 AM
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22. Something upbeat and life affirming
Maybe Stained's "So Far Away."
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DemOverseas Donating Member (364 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:10 AM
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23. From Ally McBeal
"There's a new MAN in town"
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:34 AM
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24. The song in my sig line

"Why Don't You Kiss MY Ass for a Change" By Rockin' Dopsie Jr.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:12 PM
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25. Brain Damage/ Eclipse by Pink Floyd, Ripple by the Dead
And I want a Viking funeral-boat of reeds, my favorite sword at my side, and flaming arrows.
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Tom_Foolery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:16 PM
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26. Martin Briley's "Salt In My Tears" n/t
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:19 PM
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27. Frankie Beverly & Maze - "Joy & Pain"
Lyrics:

Remember when you first found love how you felt so good
Kind that last forever more so you thought it would
Suddenly the things you see got you hurt so bad
How come the things that make us happy make us sad
Well it seems to me that

Joy and pain are like sunshine and rain
Joy and pain are like sunshine and rain

Love can be bitter, love can be sweet
Sometimes devotion and sometimes deceit
The ones that you care for give you so much pain
Oh but it's alright, they're both one in the same

Don't it seem we go through life going up and down
Seems the things that turn you on turn you around
Always hurting each other, if it ain't one thing its another
But when the world is down on you, love's somewhere around
Well it seems to me that

Joy and pain are like sunshine and rain
Joy and pain are like sunshine and rain
Joy and pain are like sunshine and rain
Joy and pain are like sunshine and rain

Over and over you can be sure
There will be sorrow but you will endure
Where there's a flower there's the sun and the rain
Oh and it's wonderful - they're both one in the same


Joy and pain are like sunshine and rain
Joy and pain are like sunshine and rain
Joy and pain are like sunshine and rain

__________

My favorite part of it is in bold.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:30 PM
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29. "The Big Ship"...
... from "Another Green World" by Brian Eno.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:39 PM
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30. "Till I Die" Beach Boys n/t
n/t
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:40 PM
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31. "Piper at The Gates Of Dawn" - Van Morrison
Also "The Healing Game" from the same album.
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Dying Eagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:41 PM
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32. "The End" by The Doors
"This is the End, my only Friend the End."
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:45 PM
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34. "Hymn to Her" - Pretenders, and "She Goes On" - Crowded House
Must have lots of music for my passage to the other side
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Dan-W Donating Member (383 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 09:49 AM
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77. Oh, yes.
"Hymn to Her" is perfect; it's been my kids' anthem to their mom's memory for many years.
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aQuArius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:47 PM
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35. The Long and Winding Road by the Beatles
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jdonaldball Donating Member (684 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:49 PM
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36. "Shaving Cream"
"And now that my story is ended,
I hope you are happy with it.
If any of you are offended,
Stick your head in a bucket of
Shhh-aving cream..."
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