A Song To Die For

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Two hours ago we asked:

What is your funeral song?

You answered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

The Bad Ambassador wrote:

“In the unbearably sad event of my death, I would like Fiesta by The Pogues (above) to be played as they cremate my mortal remains because it’s appropriately mournful for 30 seconds before launching, unapologetically into full-on party mode – which perfectly reflects how I want my funeral to be.”

‘The Bad Ambassador’ wins a voucher worth €25 to spend at his/her leisure at any of the 13 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

Bubblin’ under

Nello: “In the unbearably sad event of my death I would like ‘Tha Crossroads’ by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to be played as they lower/cremate my mortal remains because it would be a fitting song as they lay my Thugish Ruggish Bones to rest.”

Optimus Grime: “In the event of my (premature) death I would like to have Organ Donor by DJ Shadow because I carry and organ donor card and I can only hope a few bits of me would live on in other people.”

Pip:  “In the sad event of my death, I would like Lay Me Low by The Albion Band (English folk rock) to be played as they lower/cremate my mortal remains because it’s very moving and strikes a rather different note…‘Lay me low, Lay me low, where no-one can find me, where no-one can see me, where no-one can hu-urt me’.”

Kolmo: “In the unbearably sad event of my death, I would like Coaineadh Cú Chullain by Davy Spillane to be played as they lower/cremate my mortal remains because everyone will start roarin’ and cryin’ with the haunting beauty of the uileann pipes, which will make me look far more popular than I actually am. as i am quite the disagreeable cur.”

Ronan Fitzgerald: “In the unbearably sad event of my death, I would like “Funeral Tango” by Scott Walker to be played as they lower/cremate my mortal remains because it’s pretty true & funny’

Someneck: “In the unbearably sad event of my death, I would like ‘Ae Fond Kiss’ by Robbie Burns (as sang by Eddi Reader) to be played as they lower/cremate my mortal remains because it’s the most beautiful parting song there is.

Carnie: “In the unbearably sad event of my death, I would like “Cristo Redentor” by Donald Byrd to be played as they lower/cremate my mortal remains because it’s an incredibly emotional song and when I hear it I get images of those New Orleans funeral processions. It will surely make even the hardest of men weep like a children. Then I will have the last laugh!”

Thanks all.

Golden Discs

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22 thoughts on “A Song To Die For

  1. Slightly Bemused

    I must admit once I saw that entry I knew there could be no better! Good choice, and well done!

  2. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    I missed the competition but Cowboy song by Thin Lizzy is one that would be hard to beat.

  3. Starina

    aw i missed it! mine would be Tori Amos’s “happy phantom” because it celebrates mortality joyfully. i would like to think everyone at the funeral would be laughing and crying at the same time

  4. Slightly Bemused

    Quick question: who decides the winner? Not complaining (all great songs) but trying to figure out how to win next time :)

  5. The Bad Ambassador

    OMG! OMG! Thank you so much! This means everything to me…. this has been my dream ever since I was a little boy….

    Oh wait! That’s my X-Factor blurb. What I meant to say was…

    Thanks a million.

    1. Mairead

      @ SOQ

      Thank you :-D she’s such a charmingly beautiful and passionate singer, I hadn’t heard of her before.

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