This reminded me of a little ditty,we used to sing as children.The song was full of contradictions from the get-go.I don't recall the whole song,which is unusual for me,but the opening lines went like this :
Early one morning,in the middle of the night,
two dead men got up to fight......
I'm sure the rest of it will eventually come back to me,but if anyone could jog my memory....that would be wonderful!!!!