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  We’re taking a break from Gambo this evening and posting some of the most ravishing and poignant farewell music ever written. This is on the prompting of one of our leading commenters, Gloria Mundi, who has always loved it best, and was prompted to scale the walls of the
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  How very much more appropriate for a funeral than My Way. Hats off to the Professor of Pop! Also to celebrant Karen Imms, who helped a family find this excellent song. When somebody loves you It’s no good unless he loves you all the way Happy to be near
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  Shadows are falling and I’m running out of breath Keep me in your heart for awhile If I leave you it doesn’t mean I love you any less Keep me in your heart for awhile When you get up in the morning and you see that crazy sun Keep
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  Lush, lovely, accessible. Do people associate it too closely with TV’s Vicar of Dibley? We don’t know, we never watched it.
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  Paul Gambaccini presented his Desert Island Death Discs at the Southbank Deathfest. He could easily have done this without trying — chosen a few and spoken about them off the cuff. But he didn’t. He’d done lots of research and thinking and he’d written lots of script. He is
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  Good night sweetheart, till we meet tomorrow Good night sweetheart, sleep will banish sorrow Tears and parting may make us forlorn But with the dawn, a new day is born (so I’ll say) Good night sweetheart, tho’ I’m not beside you Good night sweetheart, still my love will guide

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  The Natural Death Handbook, Fifth Edition A thoroughly updated and revised edition of the Natural Death Centre‘s celebrated handbook. Now presented alongside a new collection of essays on death, dying and funeral practices by doctors, historians, authors, poets, theologians and artists including Richard Barnett, David Jay Brown, Dr Sheila Cassidy,
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  Nick Drake committed suicide in 1974 aged 26.   When the day is done Down to earth then sinks the sun Along with everything that was lost and won When the day is done. When the day is done Hope so much your race will be all run Then
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When will I see you again? When will we share precious moments? Will I have to wait forever? Or will I have to suffer and cry the whole night through? When will I see you again? When will our hearts beat together? Are we in love or just friends? Is
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  Guardian commenter nomisd writes: “Mrs nomisd wants the drums from the Eastenders theme music as the curtains close…” [Source]