DESCRIPTION: "The other day I had some cash, And then I thought I'd cut a dash," so the singer bought a mule. The mule throws him, dirties his clothes, injures him. The singer hits the mule; it runs and kicks and throws him. It's easier to get on a mule than off.
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Morris, Southern Folklore Quarterly)
KEYWORDS: animal humorous commerce injury clothes
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris, #108, "My Mule" (1 text, 1 tune)
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