“If I Die in Arkansas”


"If I die in Arkansas (x2), Ship my body to my mother-in-law." "If my mother refuses me, ship it to my paw." "If my paw refuses me, ship it to my girl." "If my girl refuses me, shove it in the sea, Where the fishes... make a fuss over me."


  1. Randolph 351, "If I Die in Arkansas" (1 text)
  2. BrownIII 495, "If I Die in Tennessee" (1 text)
  3. Roud #7628
  4. BI, R351


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (recording by Bill Atkins)
Found in: US(Ap,SE,So)