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    "Conversation With a Mule" Lyrics

    Walter Brennan

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    I seen a farmer and a mule a-plowin'
    Over on the moutainside
    The farmer was a munblin' and a-grumblin'
    As he plowed them furror deep and wide.

    Well, as he went along a-plowin'
    He wasa swearin and snortin' all the way
    I overheared his conversation with his mule
    And this is what I heared him say.

    Old mule your the son of a jack-ass
    And I'm the image of God
    Said here we work hitched together
    A toilin and a-tillin' the sod.

    I wonder if you work for me
    Or I work for you old mule
    At times I think it's a partnership
    Between a mule and a doggone fool.

    When plowin' we go the same distance
    But I work harder than you.
    You skin the ground on four good legs
    I hobble along on two.

    So mule mathmatically speaking
    Your four legs against my two
    I do just twice the work for legs
    Just twice as much as you.

    Soon we'll be making the corn crop
    That's probably split three ways
    A third for you, a third for me
    And a third for the landlords pay.

    You take your third and eat it
    Your getting the best and how
    I split my third amongst eight kids
    A banker, six hens and a cow.

    Right here mule I might mention
    You only plow the ground
    I shuck the corn and husk it
    While you're hee-hawin' around.

    All fall and part of winter
    Ole mule you know that's true
    I break my back with a cotton sack
    Payin' off the mortgage on you.

    So mule confidentially speakin'
    Would you change places with me.
    Would you take up all my worries
    And still contented be?

    Would you swap places I'm asking
    Of course you know you couldn't
    Would you if you could, now tell the truth
    You're doggone right you wouldn't...
    This song was submitted on October 7th, 2006.
    Thanks to GeeWhiz for the contribution to this song.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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