Now I ain't makin' no excuses for the many things I uses
Just to sweeten my relationships and brighten up my day
But when my earthly race is over and I'm ready for the clover
And they ask me how my life has been I guess I'll have to say
I was stoned and I missed it
I was stoned and I missed it
I was stoned and it rolled right by
I was stoned and I missed it
I was stoned and I missed it
I was stoned oh me oh my

Music has played an important part in human rituals for thousands of years, and none more so than funeral services, according to the UK news source, The Telegraph

In the recent past, the music most commonly played at a (British or Australian) funeral would be familiar hymns or traditional organ music. Music choices were limited to a well-established repertoire that included hymns like ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’ or classical favourites like ‘Ave Maria’ or Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’.

Today, however, mourners are as likely to hear Robbie Williams’ ‘Angels’ as ‘All things Bright and Beautiful’. Research into the most requested funeral songs has shown Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ and even Monty Python’s ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ are more popular than traditional choices like ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ and ‘Abide with Me’.

Freedom of choice is a welcome thing, but without long-established rules to follow, how should we choose funeral music?

You can read more here, including advice on how to choose appropriate songs. To finish off the article tempts you to arrange your own funeral in advance.

My advice is contact the Chapel's concierge or multimedia station operator- ask them what NOT to play. I suspect "I did it my way" will be at the top of the list.

Personally, I'd go for one of these


Choice of music is subjective. The above observations about personal choice of music, whether at a gig, a jam session, a BBQ, or at a funeral, are entirely mine, Rock on...

Pierre Duparte and friends.

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