Mule Skinner Blues – Merle Haggard

Do you need another mule skinner out on your new wood line
De yodel ei-ee-hee oh le-ee le-ee oh le-ee.

I like to work I’m rollin’ all the time
I can carve my initials on your mule’s behind
De yodel ei-ee-hee oh le-ee le-ee oh le-ee.

Here comes James Burton on the accustical guitar.

— Instrumental —

Oh pick it.

Hey, hey, little water boy hey bring your water round
If you don’t like your job then set your bucket down
De yodel ei-ee-hee oh le-ee le-ee oh le-ee.

Here’s Roy Nichols on the harmonica.

— Instrumental —

I’m going to town honey what you want me to bring you back
How about a pint of booze and a Johny B Stetson hat
De yodel ei-ee-hee oh le-ee le-ee oh le-ee.

Here’s Norman Hamlet.

— Instrumental —

Hey, I smell your bread a burnin’ woman turn your damper down
If you ain’t got a damper good gal turn your bread around
Around I said around
De yodel ei-ee-hee oh le-ee le-ee oh le-ee…


Lyric Mule Skinner Blues – Merle Haggard