The 30 Day Song Challenge has been presented to me by my friend Beff. The month of April will be dedicated to those thirty songs.
I like church services, and I am particularly fond of church music.
At my funeral I hope they play at least the three standard funeral songs: Amazing Grace, Be Not Afraid, and On Eagle's Wings.
I requested Be Not Afraid at my wedding, because I like it so much. Some people thought it was only a song for a funeral, but I don't think so.
However, I don't think religious hymns are what we are discussing here. I am supposed to be hip, or ironic, or sentimental, and pick a pop song to be played at my funeral.
I thought of Dylan's "Knocking On Heaven's Door" and Bertolt Brecht's "My Death" but neither felt right, neither had the angst, the sorrow I would want.
Then I remember the beautiful Dorothy Moore hit, Misty Blue:
Here is Amazing Grace by Joan Baez and her sister, Mimi Farina:
Be Not Afraid:
On Eagle's Wing: