R.I.P. Joe Diffie 1958 – 2020

Just heard the news that it was announced today,  Sunday, March 29, 2020, that country music superstar Joe Diffie has passed away from complications of the Corona virus. Sad to lose yet another soul to this horrid virus and my heart goes out to not only his family but to all those being affected. 😭💕


Well I ain’t afraid of dying it’s the thought of being dead
I want to go on being me once my eulogy’s been read
Don’t spread my ashes out to sea don’t lay me down to rest
You can put my mind at ease if you fill my last request
Prop me up beside the jukebox if I die
Lord I want to go to heaven but I don’t want to go tonight
Fill my boots up with sand put a stiff drink in my hand
Prop me up beside the jukebox if I die
Just let my headstone be a neon sign
Just let it burn in mem’ry of all of my good times
Fix me up with a mannequin just remember I like blondes
I’ll be the life of the party even when I’m dead and gone
Prop me up…
Just make your next selection and while you’re still in line
You can pay your last respects one quarter at a time
Prop me up…
Prop me up…
Oh prop me up beside the jukebox if I die
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Kerry Kurt Phillips / Howard Perdew / Richard Lane Blaylock
Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die) lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management, Reservoir Media Management Inc, Songtrust Ave

2 thoughts on “R.I.P. Joe Diffie 1958 – 2020

  1. Joe Diffie was one of my favorite country music singers. This absolutely breaks my heart. I have so many memories of riding the dirt roads with my dad and cranking the Joe Diffie cassette tapes. I was just listening to his music on spotify this morning….

    we all need to work together and fight this virus. Stay home and stay safe.

    Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox is his most recognizable song but my favorites will always be ‘So Help Me Girl’ and ‘Ships That Don’t Come In’.

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    1. I know what you mean exactly Alecia. I was devastated when I heard of Troy Gentry being in the helicopter crash but an accident is easier to understand, process and accept than this disease is. So many lives are being lost around the world and it’s so hard to fathom in this day and age with the progress we’ve had with medical advances that there isn’t more that can be done.

      My family is definitely doing everything we can to avoid the virus. We are seeing more and more on the news that even healthy younger folks are getting hit hard which has made it even scarier as I started off being worried how my mother would ever survive it and am now at the point I wonder how any of us would. Can’t say enough to stay in, stay safe and please think of others so we can stop the spread.


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