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12 years ago @ Funeral Helper for Fun... - General Comments · 0 replies · +1 points

Hello Ron
Thank you for your comment regarding your claimed authorship of the poem “The Broken Chain”
<a href="http://www.funeralhelper.org/semi-religious-the-broken-c..." target="_blank">www.funeralhelper.org/semi-religious-the-broken-c... Funeral Helper is a very popular website that receives in excess of 32,000 visitors monthly, so as you might imagine we do occasionally receive claims of poem and readings authorship where they may be cited as author unknown, all of which turn out to be bogus.
That is apart from one particular poem where the owner provided conclusive evidence of ownership and which we subsequently addressed.

Before we present a poem on Funeral Helper we try our best to confirm the original author of the poem, in many cases the same poem is attributed to different authors in which case we cite the poem as author unknown until we can reliably verify the authorship.

The poem “The Broken Chain” is presented on many websites, all of which cite the author as Unknown, nowhere can we find Ronald J Tranmer cited as the author and even if we did find the occasional citation we would not accept this as conclusive evidence of authorship without further investigation.

Funeral Helper is a free website that is available to anyone who wishes to visit it, we do not now and never have sold the poetry which we present on Funeral Helper, however we do provide links for our visitors to purchase poetry books, CDs and MP3 downloads if they wish, therefore if the poem appears in any of these formats then you should take up your claim with the publishers of these formats.

As previously mentioned we do receive bogus claims but in this case we suspect the claim is authentic, however we will not cite you as the author without evidence of ownership therefore please provide some form of conclusive evidence either by way of a link or a scanned image of the copyright certificate.
When we can confirm you as the author we will immediately make the necessary changes to the relevant pages on Funeral Helper.

You can reply to this via comments which is public or you can reply privately via the contact us page here <a href="http://www.funeralhelper.org/home/contact-funeral-helper..." target="_blank">www.funeralhelper.org/home/contact-funeral-helper...

The Broken Chain is a really nice short poem and we hope you are able to verify your authorship as it would be nice to put a name to it.

Best Regards.
Martin Cole : Funeral Helper

PS. We have removed your email address and what we assume to be your telephone number from your comment as we don't want to encourage Spam and nuisance calls.

12 years ago @ Funeral Helper for Fun... - Funeral Hymns Forum an... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Kirsty.

We love your site, your audio samples are excellent <a href="http://www.singersforfunerals.co.uk/audio.html" target="_blank">www.singersforfunerals.co.uk/audio.html Amazing Grace is very popular here also.

Regards,
Martin.

12 years ago @ Funeral Helper for Fun... - Funeral Music Forum an... · 0 replies · +1 points

Excellent suggestion Paul
Here is the link to it http://funeralhelper.org/rock-funeral-music-lyric...
Best regards,
Martin.

12 years ago @ Funeral Helper for Fun... - Funeral Music Forum an... · 1 reply · +1 points

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Hello :)
I have a suggestion for an addition to your collection of funeral music.
Lay Me Down Tonight (Havard Rem / Morten Harket) in my opinion is the ultimate funeral song, very beautiful and very comforting.
Hope you agree
Thanks
paul :)

12 years ago @ Funeral Helper for Fun... - Funeral Readings Forum... · 0 replies · +1 points

She Is Gone - David Harkins - http://www.funeralhelper.org/popular-reading-she-...
As most visitors will recall this was a reading at the funeral service for The Queen Mother and has since become immensely popular, as you can see it would be very easy to adjust to you own circumstances.

12 years ago @ Funeral Helper for Fun... - Funeral Readings Forum... · 0 replies · +1 points

What Can You Say - http://www.funeralhelper.org/non-religious-what-c...

This reading has a lot of potential for adjustment to suit different circumstances, 'Mum' for instance, could be changed to specify any particular family member or close friend, the personal attributes of the deceased could be added into the lines, and don't be afraid to include something unusual, quirky or humorous if it is in keeping with the personality of the deceased and will be recognised as such by the mourners.
We would love to see some creative suggestions for this from our visitors.

12 years ago @ Funeral Helper for Fun... - Funeral Hymns Forum an... · 0 replies · +1 points

Occasionally the link above to the picture of CPO Graham Jackson is not working, in which case try this link http://www.monroegallery.com/detail.cfm?id=302

12 years ago @ Funeral Helper for Fun... - Funeral Music Forum an... · 0 replies · +1 points

Amazing Grace - The Kelly Family - http://www.funeralhelper.org/video-amazing-grace/...
The Kelly Family are known more for their chart and concert success in Europe than in the UK where they have sold in excess of 20 million albums since the early 80's, their first major chart hit came in 1980 with the song "Who'll Come With Me (David's Song)" which hit number 1 in the Netherlands and Belgium and was top 20 in Germany.
The family are especially well known for their Romany/Gypsy/medieval style of clothing and their very long hair, the song above - video 2 (“Amazing Grace”) was recorded during a television show in 1989, in this video the song appeared to have a huge affect on the family (especially Michael Patrick "Paddy“) because it was a favourite of Barbara's their mother who lost her battle with Cancer in 1982, they sang this song at her funeral. Paddy, now known as John Paul Mary, left the group in early 2004 and now lives in France and studies theology in a monastery.
The other video is “Who'll Come With Me” also known as “David's Song” but we don't think this is the original version as that included the whole family.

12 years ago @ Funeral Helper for Fun... - Funeral Readings Forum... · 0 replies · +1 points

All Is Well - Henry Scott Holland - http://www.funeralhelper.org/popular-reading-all-... - This is an extremely popular reading that has several versions, we have included two here, the first we believe is the the original reading, the second is a shorter, easier to read version.
Though occasionally criticised as being trivial for not dealing with the broader issues of a death, this reading does offer a certain form of consolation and comfort to the bereaved.

12 years ago @ Funeral Helper for Fun... - Funeral Psalms and Pra... · 0 replies · +1 points

Psalm 27 - http://www.funeralhelper.org/psalm-27.html - We have included three different audio versions of this wonderful psalm here as examples of the huge diversity of vocal interpretation of the gospels, we encourage you to explore other possibilities if your quest is to seek something different and original.
The last arrangement by James Bellamy & T.C. is a direct link to YouTube because the video embedding was disabled by the sharer, we wouldn't usually include a link like this (un-embedded), but we feel this particular vocal is worth sharing with you.