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#1
Yep, Saturday, and I've been asked to play something. Given the kind of person he was, this seems very fitting:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OoQUJlsNu_4

Also, for a more religious touch, I'm considering a more aggressive acoustic only version of this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=HADQLLnoTU4


But, I'm trying to see if there's any better ideas. Supposedly there's an isolated back room with a microphone that you can play/sing at without seeing everybody else getting all broken up. Don't want to have to do that but I'm not sure I could make it through a song otherwise.
#2
Old Man- Neil Young

Tears In Heaven- Eric Clapton

Blackbird- The Beatles

These seem fitting.
sigh...
#4
Good luck dude If I had to do that, I don't think my voice would last very long into the song. Can't think of any suggestions myself, but the aforementioned seem fine.
#5
Quote by Scitzo Frenic
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd


That's exactly what I was gonna say.
#7
I really like the Tears in Heaven idea, but I don't think I can learn to play it properly in time. Just need to keep it simple and in a lower voice. I can already play the pink floyd song, I'll consider it.
#8
Hmm.. dust in the wind by kansas is an amazing song but dont think it fits a funeral.
Ohh, John Denver- Annie's song is a nice song too.
#11
Quote by corndogggy
Did Johnny Cash do anything that would be fitting? That's his favorite artist.


Further on Up the Road, Desperado or In My Life are good ones.
#12
You would probably need another guitarist, and obv would only be an accoustic only version, but In Loving Memory by Alter Bridge?
#13
Quote by chris_red
Radios in Heaven - Plain White Ts


i wouldn't play Plain White Ts in a funeral, thats just me
#15
james taylor - fire and rain

Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone
Susanne the plans they made put an end to you
I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song
I just can't remember who to send it to

I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again

Won't you look down upon me, Jesus
You've got to help me make a stand
You've just got to see me through another day
My body's aching and my time is at hand
And I won't make it any other way

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again

Been walking my mind to an easy time my back turned towards the sun
Lord knows when the cold wind blows it'll turn your head around
Well, there's hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things to come
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you, baby, one more time again, now

Thought I'd see you one more time again
There's just a few things coming my way this time around, now
Thought I'd see you, thought I'd see you fire and rain, now
#17
I like that Pink Floyd song, but it just doesn't sound like a song that is representative of anything about his life, and it's not really about death, and my grandfather didn't like that kind of music, at all, so, I dunno.


I just ran across this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xp05-FKbuzg


Blackhawk
"Ships of Heaven"

Don't cry for me when I'm gone
Keep the faith and be strong
'Cause through it all I've been blessed
I faced my fears
And I've passed the test
So when you look up in the sky
On a sunny day
Imagine me drifting away

I'll be sailing on the ships of heaven
When the tide rolls out for the
Last time
You'll find me sailing on the ships of heaven
Waiting for the day
I come sailing back to you

Remember all the times we had
Some were great and some were sad
But you know that in the end
Our love was stronger then when we began
No unforgiven sins and no regrets
Just the times of our lives that we'll
Never Forget

I'll be sailing on the ships of heaven
When the tide rolls out for the
Last time
You'll find me sailing on the ships of heaven
Waiting for the day
I come sailing back to you

I'll be sailing on the ships of heaven
When the tide rolls out for the
Last time
You'll find me sailing on the ships of heaven
Waiting for the day
I come sailing back to you

When the tide rolls out for the
Last time
You'll find me sailing on the ships of heaven
Waiting for the day
I come sailing back to you

On the ships of heaven
I come sailing back to you...
#19
The reason I like that first song... he was dirt poor back in the day, later on he was a big car collector but never owned any luxury cars like a Cadillac, later in life he always drove this total piece of crap Subaru even though he had more than enough money to get whatever he wanted, he always paid cash for his cars and hated credit... but it's the last verse that really hits home, everything just really fits... so I'm going to keep that one but would like to do a second or maybe third one.

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"Daddy never was the Cadillac kind" - Confederate Railroad

We were poor when I was a youngun
I don't remember ever going hungry
Daddy made sure we didn't do without
I went to school with some of these fellas
They had money and I was jealous
I didn't know then what I know now
Daddy'd say you can't judge a book by looking at its cover
It's what's inside that really matters

CHORUS
Daddy never was the Cadillac kind
He said some things just glitter and shine
He taught us that love was the one thing money couldn't buy
Daddy never was the Cadillac kind

I left home right out of high school
Bought me a big car thought I was real cool
Cruisin' around the old neighborhood
I'd see Dad after church on Sunday
I'd say you'll have to go riding with me someday
He just said no, I never understood
He asked me how I bought it, I told him on credit
Daddy just smiled, I'll never forget it

CHORUS
Daddy never was the Cadillac kind
He said some things just glitter and shine
He taught us that love was the one thing money couldn't buy
Daddy never was the Cadillac kind

BRIDGE
It took a while but now I'm grown
I've settled down with kids of my own
The more I give them
The more they want

Daddy left us last November
I don't remember him ever looking better
All laid out in his Sunday best
I'm sure instead of all the attention
All he'd of wanted was a few words mentioned
A simple man simply laid to rest
As they drove him away in that big Cadillac
With a tear in my eye I had to laugh



CHORUS
Daddy never was the Cadillac kind
He said some things just glitter and shine
Well just this once, I hope daddy enjoyed the ride
Daddy never was the Cadillac kind
Last edited by corndogggy at Feb 7, 2008,
#22
C-Dogg,

Sorry about your loss...

If you really want to bring down the house, try these:

"If You Could Read My Mind" Gordon Lightfoot
or
"Man on the Moon" REM

Good luck,
Dish
#23
http://youtube.com/watch?v=J6Zfx5qra_g

When I get where I'm going
on the far side of the sky.
The first thing that I'm gonna do
Is spread my wings and fly.

I'm gonna land beside a lion,
and run my fingers through his mane.
Or I might find out what it's like
To ride a drop of rain

(Chorus
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
there'll be only happy tears.
I will shed the sins and struggles,
I have carried all these years.
And I'll leave my heart wide open,
I will love and have no fear.
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
Don't cry for me down here.

I'm gonna walk with my grandaddy,
and he'll match me step for step,
and I'll tell him how I missed him,
every minute since he left.
Then I'll hug his neck.


(Chorus)

So much pain and so much darkness,
in this world we stumble through.
All these questions, I can't answer,
so much work to do.

But when I get where I'm going,
and I see my Maker's face.
I'll stand forever in the light,
of His amazing grace.
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
there'll be only happy tears.
Hallelujah!
I will love and have no fear.
When I get where I'm going.
Yeah when I get where I'm going.
#24
on the jonny cash side of things i would go with when the man comes around or highwayman sux man my gpa dide at new years had to go to tennesse and spoke at the funeral was tough for me i hope things go as good as they can for you
#26
I'd play a song my grandad likes, alot of people in this thread are saying songs they like.
plain white t's?
lol.

my grandad was into blues and jazz, he loved bb king so i'd probally find an appropriate bb king song, or maybe something by nat king cole.
Last edited by steze at Feb 7, 2008,
#27
iris - goo goo dolls
i was only 19 - redgum ..
i dont know if there what your looking for but they are good songs...
and the second onehas to do with the war so if he was in the war play that one
soz for the loss
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#28
Did Johnny Cash do anything that would be fitting? That's his favorite artist.


Hurt. It was originally written by Trent Reznor but the Johnny Cash version is better imo and would be quite fitting.
#30
Well, I got through it. I played:

How great is our God - Chris Tomlin (my sister wanted to sing this with me playing, we played it at church one day and my grandfather liked it)

Arms of Love - Kutless

Daddy never was the Cadillac Kind - Confederate Railroad

When I get where I'm going - Brad Paisley


Went pretty well. About got choked up a few times, then tried to think about something else to stop from breaking down, but then I'd forget the next chord. It was pretty hard. Looking back, after I watched the grammy's last night, I wish I had played "Let it be" by the Beatles:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=67J_66hdN-I

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/beatles/let+it+be_10026524.html
#31
I'd write something. In liew of that, then I'd probably play In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins. There's a story behind that.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#32
Let It Be is a great song, but not something to sing in church if you really listen to the lyrics. I'm late to this thread, but otherwise I would have said All My Love by Zeppelin, if you could have played it (I'm not sure how it would be with one guitar, I mean).


I'm glad you got through it, and peace in the coming weeks!
#35
Quote by Habit Zero
Let It Be is a great song, but not something to sing in church if you really listen to the lyrics.


Can you explain? I view it as having a message similar to the poem "Footprints in the sand", meaning that even though you don't understand things right now, there's somebody watching after you during the hardest of times, and you'll understand someday, so don't lose your faith. This wasn't at church though... funeral home. I probably got some strange looks lugging my big-ass acoustic amp in there.
#36
kansas - dust in the wind
don edwards - coyotes
My Gear:
Simon&Patrick Pro flame maple (so nice)
Epiphone SG-special (cherry red)
Richwood acoustic
Lany 30 Watt amp, not sure what exact model
#37
Shine on you crazy diamond if it fitted (i want it played at mine) parts 1-5, soo sad tho. Played procal harems whiter shade at my uncles-really sad song too. Good luck m8
#38
u play songs at funerals ?? :/ weird

anyways i think "Broken = evanescence" OR "Thank u = Dido" Or "Life for rent = Dido"
FANTASY , EVERYBODY HAS ONE
#39
guys.... he played at the funeral on February 9th. Today is February 19th. I don't think he needs any more suggestions

anyway, glad you made it through it ok and sorry for your loss.
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