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Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)

"Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die)" is a single by American country music singer Joe Diffie. The second single released from his CD, Honky Tonk Attitude, it peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart.

The song begins at a slow pace accompanied by piano, with the narrator explaining that he has no fear of dying, but that he wants to go on being himself after he has died. After the introduction, the tempo increases and the narrator elaborates on his initial point, by stating that he wishes to have his body placed against a jukebox should he die, so that he will still be in a familiar atmosphere after death.

In 1999, the song was part of a lawsuit when another songwriter named Everett Ellis attempted to sue the writers of "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox", as he felt that song infringed on a copyright to his own composition, "Lay Me Out by the Jukebox When I Die".

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