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The Mule Song A story has come down from old Mathuslam, I learned it when I was a little boy at school, You'll make a great mistake, and don't forget it, It' you bother around the hind parts of a mule cho: So never tickle a mule when he's reposing; If you disturb his peaceful slumbers, you're a fool. If you don't want to visit the undertaker, Never take the hindshoe from a mule. The business end of a mule is mighty ticklish; Never, never touch him, as a rule. He'll kick you full of holes in seven seconds Trust him not, there's mischief in a mule. If you don't want to be shoveled up in pieces, ** Why, keep a respectful distance from a mule. If you touch his caudal appendage you're a goner Asleep or awake, you'll find he's not a fool When you see the animal's old and feeble, Don't you never handle him, as a rule. For [there'll be]* a chest-protector on your eyebrow, They'll lay you on a ton of ice to cool. Oh you'll think you were struck by seven kinds of lightning** If you neglect to follow this golden rule: You'd be too much broken up to,join the angels If you bother' round the hind parts of a mule. *[you'll need] makes more sense. ** Not from G.E. singing. From Folks Songs of the Catskills, Cazden Haufrecht and Studer From the singing of George Edwards except as noted NOTE: This is a parody of an Edward Harrington Song "Never Take the Horseshoe from the Door" RG
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