Last dance music QUESTION

The intricacies of singing in chicken may require a substitute.

I have this Facebook friend, who not only is an actual terrestrial friend but who I see regularly. Anyway she sent around this list of disco songs from which she would like the music for her funeral.

Whereas I would like a nice dignified affair. But the last song ought to be done in chicken. Almost any tune can be done in chicken. Exhibit A: unfortunately, just a snippet of In The Mood by Henhouse Five Plus Too, which is the nom de cluck of singer Ray Stevens. I don’t know if I can overstate the significance this song has had on my life, ever since I heard it on some Warner Brothers Lost Leader over 30 years ago.

Of course, I wouldn’t necessarily want In The Mood. Bach can be done well in chicken, even in four-part harmony. And if one cannot master the intricacies of chicken, I suppose kazoo will do. I played a lot of kazoo, occasionally even professionally.

So what special music would you want at YOUR funeral?

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

4 thoughts on “Last dance music QUESTION”

  1. I want a private funeral & I want my son to lead the way of my few close friends & family doing the chicken dance. 🙂

  2. Something satirical and Shocking, maybe “Walk on the Wild Side” by Lou Reed, or “Death of a Clown” by The Kinks.

  3. As disturbing as it sounds, I’ve actually planned out my memorial/funeral service so those left behind don’t have this detail to worry about. I have but one request of those attending…NO BLACK. Everyone is requested to wear their favorite color. While it is a mix of Scripture and contemporary Christian music (lots of Third Day), I’ve toyed with the idea of including Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky”!

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