“Cocaine Lil”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Sandburg)
Keywords: drugs death party burial
Found in: US

Description

Cocaine Lil "lived in Cocaine town on Cocaine Hill, She had a cocaine dog and a cocaine cat..." and other equally drug-afflicted possessions. One night, after a party, she "took another sniff and it knocked her dead"; her tombstone testifies to her habit

Cross references

References

  1. PBB 114, "Cocaine Lil and Morphine Sue" (1 text)
  2. Sandburg, p. 206, "Cocaine Lil" (1 text, tune referenced)
  3. DT, COKELIL
  4. Roud #9543
  5. BI, PBB114