Recited by Pat Rooney wit h great success.
McCormick had a jack-ass
Blind in the teeth, lame in one eye;
He had a celebrated record
For eating water and drinking pie;
This jack-ass was a high-kicker,
He won many an undisputed prize:
He kicked out seven rows of Mrs. Murpoy's teeth,
And jabbed out both her eyes.-McCormick's mule.
This mule was born in Ireland,
He wears the shamrock on his nose;
At the centennial he stole an iron safe,
And dressed himself in a suit of clothes;
He broke into a jewelry store,
Stabbed the proprietor with a nail;
Chased four policemen into the river,
And set fire to the jail.-McCormick's mule.
McCormick was arrested and produced the mule
For him all the neighbors had a grudge;
He slapped the jury in the mouth with his tail,
And kicked the necktie off the judge;
The mule escaped and they held McCormick,
For the doings of the mule he was tried;
He was just getting ten years sentence
When a telegram came the mule had died.-McCormick's mule.