Mule, The (Never Take the Hindshoe from a Mule)

DESCRIPTION: "A story come down from old Mathuslam... You'll make a great mistake... If you bother around the hind parts of a mule. So never tickle a mule when he's reposing; If you disturb his peaceful slumbers, you're a fool...." Thus the practical advice continues
AUTHOR: Sam Devere
EARLIEST DATE: 1882
KEYWORDS: animal humorous parody
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
FSCatskills 108, "The Mule" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, MULESONG*

Roud #4601
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Never Take the Horseshoe from the Door" (of which this is a parody)
cf. "Mule" (subject)
NOTES: Written as a parody of the popular song "Never Take the Horseshoe from the Door" (by Edward Harrigan and Dave Braham). As the original was written in 1880, it didn't take long for the parodists to start. - RBW
Last updated in version 2.5
File: FSC108

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