QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ Dec 13 2011, 01:08 AM)
QUOTE(Digby @ Dec 12 2011, 01:10 PM)
I hate to say this but it is just the sort of thing my Uncle would choose for his funeral, all the yorkshire people stood up and sang it at my cousin, his son's wedding, which got some very strange looks from the other side of the room as he married an Austrian, in Austria. It didn't seem to translate very well into German
I don't think it matters how 'Oom Pah' ish it sounds, if they have chosen it, it is clearly the sort of thing the deceased would find amusing so I'd be very surprised if they didn't all join in with vigour.
Good luck .
Weddings are one thing, funerals quite another. It's a jolly song with black humour, which would be fine at a wedding. I really cannot imagine people at a funeral singing, "Then we shall all have etten thee"! (i.e. eaten the deceased)
I agree with Digby, it's such a personal thing, what's 'appropriate' for a funeral in my opinion is what the deceased and their family/ friends think is best. If someone had black humour in life, then why not in death. My best friend's grandmother was a massive Tom Jones fan, her favourite song was Delilah and she insisted
that she wanted it played at her funeral. So they did, everyone sang along. Maybe some people who didn't know her well were a bit shocked, but for the people who did it brought back happy memories and they knew that she'd approve. I'm sure she, and they, were all quite aware it's 'about' cheating and murder, but it was her song, her choice, and that was what mattered.