Monday, July 31, 2006

The Muleskinners Blues - an old Appalachian Folk Song

Well, good morning, Captain!
Well, good morning to you.
Do you need another mule skinner
Down on your new mud run?
Ha, ha, hip, ee, ee.........

Well, I'm an old mule skinner,
From down Kentucky way,
And I can make any mule listen,
Or I won't accept your pay.
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,
Hee, hee, hee, hee, hee, ha, ha,
Well hey, hey.

Little water boy, come here boy,
Bring that water bucket around
Ha, ha, ha,
If you don't like your job
Water boy, put that bucket down
Ha, ha, ha, ee, ee, ha, ha, ha

A Monday morning song. Somehow, in some way, this seems appropriate in the sweltering heat. The Fendermen from Madison, Wisconsin made a hit of it in 1960. Many others sang it before them with lyrical variations.

Hey waterboy! Bring the buck-buck-bucket round! Ha Ha!


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