2018-01-10 00:06:56 UTC
The earliest I could find in Google.books was 1944.
I wonder if (e.g.) Poe, Swift knew it.
1944 Interim - Volume 1, Issue 2 - Page 18
I am an inscription that men bandy, Saying, Okies, Arkies, — don't eat the candy. I have read their rimes, heard their songs; Have lived them all : Oh, if I can't have any canteen beer Then fill my belly with mess-hall steer; If a Kansas bastard has ate my share Then beat his bottom like the old gray mare. Here I sit all broken-hearted — My life belongs on a latrine wall.
Here I sit, broken hearted, Tried to shit but only farted; Then one day I took a chance, Tried to fart but shit my pants! (Submitted by Aryeh G.)
Here I sit, cheeks a-flexin', ............
Here I sit all broken hearted; Paid a nickle to shit and only farted.
--- This version makes alot of sense.
it explains why [all broken hearted]
when a nickel was worth like 50 cents ?
I don't remember ever paying to use the WC.