Also known as The Bragging Song. Charlie Poole & his North Carolina Ramblers cut this tune a little earlier as I'm The Man That Rode The Mule Around The World (covered by Vernon Dalhart in '26, Uncle Dave Macon in '29 and Loudon Wainwright III) and Fiddlin' John Carson in 1924 as When Abraham And Isaac Rushed That Can (also for OKeh). See also: The Butcher's Boy.
Dock Walsh [as The Educated Man]
Lester McFarland & Robert Gardner [as I Was Born Four Thousand Years Ago]
Bradley Kincaid [as Four Thousand Years Ago]
Uncle Dave Macon [as Man That Rode The Mule Around The World]
North Carolina Ramblers [as I'll Be There, Mary Dear without Charlie Poole]
Brownie McGhee [as I'm 10.000 Years Old]
Doc Watson [as Six Thousand Years Ago]
Elvis Presley [between all the songs of his album Elvis Country and in full in '72 on Elvis Now]
Cisco Houston [as Born 100.000 Years Ago, recorded prior to 1961]
Published as I Am A Mighty Educated Man in 1894 crediting Harry C. Clyde/H.C. Verner.