Songs for a hole in the ground

Something called Dark Asylum Radio is asking:

Today is your funeral - what song is playing as they lower your body?

Given my modest but solid military record, I’m pretty sure that the local detachment of something or other will dispatch a bugler to send me off with “Taps.”

During the ceremony — perhaps as a recessional — I have requested the playing of this. The kids, I think, will honor this request.


  1. McGehee »

    30 March 2014 · 9:07 am

    My family hasn’t tended to go in for ceremonies. I’ll be lucky if a step-great-grandnephew plays “Pop Goes the Weasel” on a kazoo.

  2. Dick Stanley »

    30 March 2014 · 11:18 am

    Probably multiple, unheard tunes, funneled through people’s earbuds. Well, one or two peoples. I don’t expect a crowd. I’d prefer birdsong and breeze.

  3. Tatyana »

    30 March 2014 · 4:23 pm

    I wouldn’t care one jota – so why waste my time thinking about it now?

  4. Don »

    30 March 2014 · 4:55 pm

    I don’t much care what anyone plays then, so long as it’s not the St. Louis Jesuits.

  5. jsallison »

    30 March 2014 · 6:05 pm

    Likely a recording of taps, reverberating out from an electronic bugle or cassette/cd player. Live buglers are getting mighty rare. I’d like Amazing Grace and The Gael, played by Albannach or Clan and Drumma or somebody similar. But I ‘spect I won’t be paying much attention.

  6. CGHill »

    30 March 2014 · 6:07 pm

    Live buglers might be scarce on the ground, but they did scare one up to play for my brother in 2012, so I have at least some reason to think there may be one left when I go, inasmuch as I’m, um, kind of old already.

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