I heard it first, I want the royalties
May 18, 2008 5:43 AM Subscribe
Help me find the origin of the joke/song/story "Missing My Son
" as told by Tom Waits.
posted by Xurando to Grab Bag (4 answers total)
I first heard this story in 1979. It was told to me almost verbatim the way Waits tells it, only the son had been killed in Viet Nam. My sense is it originally came from a comedy routine but now is definitely in the public domain.
Can anyone help me narrow down the original source?