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Go Long Mule
IV                       I                 IV          I
I've got a mule he's such a fool
IV                       V
he never pays no heed, IV                 I                 IV I
I built a fire right under him,
V                             I
and then I made some speed.
Chorus:
IV                                                I
Oh go long mule,
IV You can change a
V is a mule until
don't you roll those eyes, I                   IV            I
fool but a doggone mule I e dies.
Oh, Jerry Ache and Dotty Payne got married on the train, and now the State of Georgia is just full of aches and pains.
A man way down in Georgia pulled his gun on me, but when he fired that second shot I passed through Tennessee.
I went down to the graveyard once to see some friends of mine, but when a black cat crossed my path I sure Lord changed my mind!
"Go Long Mule" kicks off with the IV chord. This is going to feel a little strange at first, but once you get into the rhythm of the song it starts to make sense.
The chord changes in the first verse are played in half measures. If might help to phrase the first line as "I've got a mule he's such a fool ".






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