Muleskinner Blues
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


Good mornin' captain, good mornin' shine
Good mornin' captain, good mornin' shine
Do you need another mule skinner
Workin' on your new road line?

My line's been rollin'
I'm rollin' all the time
My line is work
I'm rollin' all the time
I can carve my initials (ha)
On an old mule's behind

I said hey, little waterboy (hey)
Bring that water bucket 'round
(Bring it 'round, bring it 'round, bring it 'round, bring it 'round)
I said hey, little waterboy
Bring that water bucket 'round
And if you don't like your job
Shut that water bucket down

Good morning captain, good mornin' shine
Good morning captain, good mornin' shine
Do you need another mule skinner
Workin' on your new road line?

Well I like to work,
I'm rollin' all the time
Well I like to work,
I'm rollin' all the time
I can carve my initials
On an old mule's behind

I said, good mornin' captain
Good mornin' captain
I said good mornin' captain
Mornin' captain
Said good mornin'captain
Mornin' captain
I said good mornin' captain
Mornin' captain
Mornin' captain
Mornin' captain
Working on your new road line

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing
Written by: HORTON, VAUGHN / RODGERS, JIMMIE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Dan Dugan

I got ya beat by 3 years Miss Sandy. I was born(
in 1946. My parents both loved their music but they gravitated more to the likes of Al Jolson, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Hank Williams, Enrico Caruso, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Doris Day, The Ink Spots, Lena Horne, Hank Williams and a host of others. 7 kids in my family and my older 2 oldest brother and sister influenced me to R&R a wee bit later when i first heard Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, around 1958 but later in life i discovered the music of the 60's which became for me my favorite decade for music. A wee bit later finally i found the late great Jimmie Rodgers and a host of other great country western bands and singers. 'Mule Skinner Blues' and Hank Williams great country western song, 'Weary Blues From Waiting' and i was good to go. I'd found another great gentry of music C&W. OK, take care Miss Gulliver and cheerio.

















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Jeff

This proves that a simple acoustic guitar and a melody from the heart blows everything made today out of the water.

Albert Andrews

Please don't minimize the fact that Jimmy Rogers was the father of country music

Pelin Ersoz

Exactly.....look at even Nirvana I believe they were just 3 cords simple band too and they turned the music industry upside down and bands before them doing the same as well. HELLO IM STILL WAITING SINCE NIRVANAS EXPLOSION FOR ANOTHER BAND TO DO WHAT BANDS LIKE THEM AND THE PAST HAD DONE!??? It saddens me that I'm still waiting. So glad I'm the last of the best generations. Thank God I'm not a millennial or Gen Z .... That generations are so dumb they keep calling generation X kids boomers!!! Boomers were such a huge historical generation too and these kids are so dumb they are calling people in their 40s boomers!!! I die laughing

Donald Frederiksen

If you love Jimmy’s music (which I do) , you should check out Tom Dickson & his song “Labor Blues” from 1928. It should make you whistle and knock your socks off, too!

Stephanie R

Absolutely! No filters or studio "magic" to hide behind and just pure vocals.

Daisy Mason

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audiophile man

One of the truly best and first country blues artists. It pains me to think of how he died at such a young age from TB. Rest in peace Jimmie.👍💖🎸😎

mark price

We didn't have much growing up in the 60's but we had almost every one of Jimmy's albums and I knew them all. Such good music and memories.

Paul Gildan

his was my dad's favorite singer. It's really good to be able to hear his singing again after all the years between then and now. Thanks for presenting this on YouTube.

Mark Parker

Glad you found it, Paul - he was one of my dad's favorites too :)

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