“I Think I’m Gonna Kill Myself” by Buddy Knox (Song)
“Now dig my grave with a silver spade
A golden chain lay me down and down
Send my remains to my mother-in-law
Yeah, the rest to my hole in the ground
Rest to my hole in the ground”
The most hilarious post-suicide prank is getting your friends to send your dead body to the mother of the woman who broke your heart.
The whole collection — Buddy Knox, “The Man from Happy, Texas” (which is literally true) — is great 50s rock. Check out “Party Doll” while you’re at it.
Buddy Knox was the first rock & roller to write and record his own number-one hit, and yet he’s totally overshadowed by the other, younger Texas Buddy, Buddy Holly.