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Funeral Blues Trivia

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Auden paired up with composer Benjamin Britten for quite awhile. Together they wrote a whole lot of plays and songs, including "Funeral Blues." (Source.)

U2 used a snippet of "Funeral Blues" in their 2009 tour, just to gain some poetry street cred. (Source.)

After the film Four Weddings and a Funeral recited "Funeral Blues," Auden's popularity shot way up. His publishers released a slim volume of his works called Tell Me the Truth About Love (with movie star Hugh Grant on the cover) to deal with the newfound demand for Auden's poetry. (Source.)

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