I think Ol' Blue Eyes will always be associated with this song first and foremost. There are many who can relate to the words - myself included. While I never cared personally for the man I did admire and respect his stance against racial prejudice.
There is a considerable amount of thinking and reflection going on in these last few posts.:)
Janice,yes.For sure it's a nice funeral song. :)There are three or four 'Sinatra-songs' I like without ever having been what people call a fan.Ardent,hm ... :)
I have always loved this song, no matter who sings it.
Cherrypie,you did not hear me, yet. :)