Just Kick the Dust over my Coffin

DESCRIPTION: "Just kick the dust over my coffin, Say, 'There lies a jovial young lad'; Pile the earth upon my carcass, Then carve on the stone at my head, Oh ain't it a wonderful story That love will kill a man dead." Singer says not to bawl; tell his love he is dead
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: death burial love humorous
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 40, "Just Kick the Dust over my Coffin" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 40, "Just Kick the Dust over my Coffin" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)

Roud #7861
NOTES: I can't recall many humorous first-person died-for-love songs -- but this, if the two-stanza fragment in Brown is an indication, is one. - RBW
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File: Br3040

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