Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones

DESCRIPTION: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, Say what you please when I'm dead and gone, But I'm gonna drink corn liquor till I die." Singer may admit that he is not respected, or "know you'll talk about me when I'm gone," but will enjoy himself now/hereafter
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1913 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad death floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownIII 39, "Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones" (1 text)
Roud #7860
NOTES: Presumably related to the common rhyme "Sticks and stones will break my bones, But names will never hurt me" (for which see, e.g. Montgomerie-ScottishNR 152, "(Sticks and Stones)" or Iona & Peter Opie, I Saw Esau: Traditional Rhymes of Youth, #25, "(Sticks and Stones)." This, however, takes a slightly different twist on the ending. - RBW
File: Br3039

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