- The Trope Namer is a famous cowboy folk song, with a dying cowboy making this plea. But...
"Oh, bury me not", and his voice failed there
But we took no heed to his dying prayer
In a shallow grave, just six by three
We buried him there, on the lone prairie
- The Eraserheads, with their song "Poorman's Grave":
Oh, Honey when I die
Dress me up in a coat and tie
Give my feet a pair of shoes that I haven't worn for a long time
Put me in a golden box
Not a cross on a pile of rocks
Bury me where the grass is green
And the gates are shining
- Flogging Molly came up with a way around this in "Cruel Mistress":
Next time out to sea
Bring enough soil to bury me
For I don't want my final jig
In the belly of a squid
- The Fugs, with "Bury Me in an Apple Orchard":
Do not surround me with wreaths of flowers
Or place upon my body the signs of a fetish
Or crescent, cross, phallus or sun
But bury me in an apple orchard
That I may touch your lips again.
- "Where The Rose Is Sown" by Big Country:
If I die in a combat zone
Box me up and ship me home.
If I die and still come home
Lay me where the rose is sown
- The plot of the video to "Kingdom of Rust" by Doves is a man driving to Blackpool to scatter his father's ashes on the beach.
- Averted, played straight and just generally messed with in Violent Femmes' "I Hear The Rain".
- "If I Die Young," by The Band Perry:
If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
- Todd in the Shadows had a lot of fun trying to figure out the logistics of this funeral arrangement.
- The entirety of the Rolf Harris song "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" is the stockman's dying wishes, and concludes with the immortal lines:
Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred; tan me hide when I'm dead...
So we tanned his hide when he died, Clyde, and that's it hanging on the shed.
- In The Beatles BBC sessions, they end it:
Tan me hide when it comes, boys; tan me hide when it comes...
So we tanned his hide when he died, boys, and now Ringo's got it on his drums!
- In "Birthday Song," 2 Chainz wants to be buried in SIX places when he dies:
When I die, bury me inside the Gucci store
When I die, bury me inside the Louie store
When I die, bury me inside the jewelry store
When I die, bury me inside the Truey store
When I die, bury me next to two bitches
When I die, bury me inside the booty club
- Like his fellow That Guy With The Glasses.com reviewer on The Band Perry's song, The Rap Critic has fun considering the funeral arrangements.
- John Prine:
When I die don't bury me down in the cold cold ground
I'd rather have them cut me up and pass me all around...
- Big And Rich, "Deadwood Mountain"
You can bury me on Deadwood Mountain
By my brother wild Bill and sister calamity Jane
Don't bring me no flowers
Just a six gun smokin
Put me eight feet down
When you bury me
And cover me a little extra deep
Cause that's the only way I'm gonna rest in peace