This reminds me of something else it might make sense to point out in this connection.
Our chorus had a song in our repertory and a long-time member who, every time we sang it, said "I want you to sing that at my funeral". In his latter days, his attendance became more and more infrequent, and when he finally passed away, we found out to our consternation that nobody could remember which song it was that he constantly reminded us he wanted sung at his funeral. We should have made a record when he was saying that several years before his death.
We did our best to send him away with good music from our chorus, but we'll never know whether we actually sang the song that he wanted or not.
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Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 11:07 PM
Subject: [bbshop] Song suggestions needed for a celebratory memorial service.
I need a couple of song suggestions for a memorial service for a beloved fellow barbershop singer.
Something that celebrates the recollection of a man whose life was filled with accomplishment, friendships and music.
I'm thinking sort-of along the line of "Good Night My Angel" the way it speaks of the love and music shared between people but that song frames it between a parent and child. The spirit is right and the beauty is right but the relationship is wrong.
Danny Boy is somewhat cliche at this point although it is close in spirit but my friend was not a young soldier sent off to war.
Any ideas? All appreciated.
I don't know the barbershop catalogue well enough to think of one .
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