Negro Melodies Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs and Poems &c

A collection of lyrics for 180+ songs.

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Shopping Discounts



Share page  Visit Us On FB



Previous Contents Next
Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs
THE MULE
I sing in simple language—
The virtues of a beast, On whom the praises languish
And on whom the idyls cease; A paragon of patience
The best you ever saw, He may not be a beauty—
But he's honest to the core.
Just hitch him to a mountain—
And tap him with the whip, And you'll see that mountain rolling
And you'll see that mountain slip; And all he wants is fodder
And a bedding in the straw, And he may not be a beauty—
But he's honest to the core.
Up the hill, and down the hill
He'll amble with his load, But you must urge him gently
And don't use too much the goad; And if he stoops to folly—
What is his balking for? But a protest to his master
That he's honest to the core.
133
Previous Contents Next