(Closed) Need help finding a song…

posted 6 years ago in Music
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What about Danny Boy? It’s a traditional Irish song-used at funerals…it’s literally about a son going to war;, and the father realizing that he may not be around when/if son gets back. But today it is used a lot at both funerals and celebrations to pay homage to those who have passed away. It’s really hauntingly beautiful. 

 

Here is a link and, but SO many people have covered it…Joan Baez, Elvis, Willie Nelson…to name a few:

 

Also, I know, at least for the FDNY and NYPD it is used a lot after 9/11 as an “unofficial anthem,”to honor their fallen so it will probably be familiar to many of your guests, and be very appropriate for the walk and lighting. 

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