“Funeral for a Friend” was written by Elton John thinking about what he’d like played at his funeral. It is a composition that blends both classical piano and rock piano. The song begins with a classically inspired arpeggiated melody and transforms into “Love Lies Bleeding”, a four-to-the-floor rocker. “Funeral for a Friend” was released in 1973 along with its companion piece ‘Love Lies Bleeding” on the “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”.
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