Dig My Grave with a Silver Spade
DESCRIPTION: "You can dig my grave with a silver spade (x3), 'Cause I ain't gonna stay here long." "There's a long white robe in heaven for me...." "There's a starry crown in heaven for me...." "There's a golden harp up in Heaven for me...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1973
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber-FSWB, p. 351, "You Can Dig My Grave" (1 text)
cf. "Deep Blue Sea (II)" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Down by the Weeping Willow Tree" (lyrics)
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