“Just Kick the Dust over my Coffin”


"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


I can't recall many humorous first-person died-for-live songs -- but this, if the two-stanza fragment in Brown is an indication, is one. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 40, "Just Kick the Dust over my Coffin" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7861
  3. BI, Br3040


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)