For feck's sake, I don't even know if I'm supposed to do this here or over at Meloncutter's Musings' blog, but here goes -- the results of my tagination.
Five Songs for My Funeral
Let me digress before I begin (you're surprised?). This is a semiserious list. It is however something I've pondered. Recently. As noted in previous blogs, I've been reading off and on for much of the past year a book called A Year to Live by Stephen Levine, a Buddhist, a poet, a teacher; he makes much of this -- finding your song. My church even has a provision for this, for incorporating into one's will (haven't made a will yet; should). It's not crazy. But nobody said it was.
1. The Water Is Wide -- A venerable English-Irish ballad. First heard it by The Seekers, a group from Australia in the '60s...who sound painfully tame and bland now. It's a song I've song as a lullabye to my youngest for many years, and still do. With made-up lyrics.
2. Send in the Clowns -- A Judy Collins favorite; though Cleo Laine turns it into something more haunting.
3. The Strife Is O'er -- An Easter hymn.
4. Hello, Goodbye -- The Beatles. Why not?
5. Jokerman -- Bob Dylan. Sort of fits The Laughorist scheme.
I'm tagging these:
The Cornflake King