MULE SKINNER BLUES

Latest update on 22/04/2014

Artist: Jimmie Rodgers
Author: Jimmie Rodgers/George Vaughn
Label: Victor
Year: 1930

Also known as Blue Yodel #8. Jimmie sang it in the first person, even if mule skinning was a job for blacks exclusively.

Covers:

1931:

Gene Autry [as Blue Yodel #8]

1940:

Roy Acuff

1940:

Bill Monroe [on Bluebird; his version represented as much a big step forward as Elvis' arrangement of Bill's Blue Moon Of Kentucky (see there); lyrically it was a step backwards compared with the original (cleaned-up)]

1941:

Woody Guthrie [as Columbia Waters and in '44 as Muleskinner Blues (for Asch)]

1951:

Maddox Brothers & Rose

1956:

Odetta

1957:

Lonnie Donegan

1960:

Rusty Draper

1960:

Fendermen

1960s:

Peter Alexander & Bill Ramsey [as Missouri Cowboy, du musst dein Pferd verkaufen]

1964:

José Feliciano

1964:

Brothers Four [as Mule Skinner]

1964:

Robert Cogoi [as Une bière pour mon cheval]

1969:

Merle Haggard [on lp Same Train, Different Time]

1970:

Dolly Parton

1973:

Don McLean

1973:

Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids

1990:

Cramps

1997:

Van Morrison [on The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers - A Tribute and in '98 along with Chris Barber and Lonnie Donegan]

1999:

Belmont Playboys

2002:

Ramblin' Jack Elliott & Arlo Guthrie [on Banjoman]

Good morning captain, good morning shine was also the first line in Tom Dickson's Labour Blues (1928).

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