Muleskinner Blues
Written by Jimmy C. Rodgers and George Vaughan


Chords

Song

1.

Good morning captain good morning son,
Do you need another mule skinner,
Out on your new mud run.

chorus:

O-de-lay-ee-hee, he-hee hee he-hee.

2.

Well I like to work I’m rolling all the time,
Lord I like to work boy I’m rolling all the time,
I can pop my initials on any muleskin hide.

3.

Hey little water boy won't you bring your bucket ’round,
Hey little water boy won't you bring your bucket ’round,
And if you don’t like your job just set that water bucket down.

4.

I work out on the new road from a dollar and a dime a day,
Lord I work out on the new road I make a dollar and a dime a day,
I’ve got three women on Saturday night waiting to draw my pay.

5.

Well I’m going to town honey what can I bring you back,
Well I’m going to town baby what can I bring you back,
Just bring a pint of good rye and a John B.Stetson hat.

6.

Lord it’s raining here and it’s storming on the deep blue sea,
Lord it’s raining here and it’s storming on the deep blue sea,
Can’t no blonde headed woman make a monkey out for me.

7.

If your house catches fire and there ain’t no water ’round,
If your house catches fire and there ain’t no water ’round,
Just throw your good gal out the window let your house just burn on down.

8.

Well I’m leaving here and I ain’t gonna take no clothes,
I’m leaving here and I ain’t gonna take no clothes,
There may be good times in this old town but it’s better on down the road.


 
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