The Flop-Eared Mule reel

Also known as The Donkey, The Flop Eared Mule.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Flop-Eared Mule has been added to 67 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Flop-Eared Mule
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f2f2d2d2|ABAF D2 D2|E2 EF GF E2|1DEFG A2 A2:|2D2FD2D2|:efec efec|efec A2 A2|B2 Bc dc B2|1ABcd e2 e2:|2A2c2A2A2|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Flop-Eared Mule
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:=f2^f2 c2d2|ABAG FED2|E2EF GECE|DEFG A4|
=f2^f2 c2d2|ABAG FED2|E2EF GECE|1 D2F2 D4:|2 D2F2 D2||
|:cd|efed cAcd|efed cBA2|B2Bc d2^G2|ABcd e2cd|
efec efec|efed cBA2|B2Bc dB^GB|A2c2 A2:||
ABC
X: 3
T: The Flop-Eared Mule
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: e2 | "D" f2 ff d2 dd | "D" A2 AA F2 FF | "A" E2 EF GF E2 | "D" DEFG A2 A2 |
"D" f2 ff d2 dd | "D" A2 AA F2 FF | "A" E2 EF GF E2 | "D" D2 F2 D2 :|
K:A
|: cd | "A" e2 ec e2 ec | "A" efed c2 cc | "E" B2 Bc dc B2 | "A" ABcd e2 cd |
"A" e2 ec e2 ec | "A" efed c2 c2 | "E" B2 Bc d2 cB | "A" A2 c2 A2 :|
ABC

Twelve comments

Hee-haw

Not a tune I’m familiar with, I just located the abc elsewhere (I know, I know, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa … I’ll say a couple of decades if it makes people feel better) and posting as a favour to someone who requested it …

Donkey Reel

Cheers. I’ll check it out later (at work, shouldnt even be on tinternet, Damn I’m a rebel!!!). I’m hoping its the one that the dubliners play with the prefix’ C’mon mule, get off the road’ on their live at Albert Hall LP

Donkey reel

Looks like the Dubliners’ one to me . It’s an American "old-timey" tune , I think. Somebody must recognise it.

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Well … if anybody does recognise it and the setting’s execrable, please suggest amendments here!

Donkey Reel

Also known as "Flop Eared Mule"

Or…

mop-eared fule

as Molesworth might sa

Donkey reel vintage -71

It

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The Donkey

IT4S NOT A

The Donkey

It’s not a Celtic tune,it’s an American sqare dance tune and it usually goes like this
|:f2f2d2d2|ABAF D2 D2|E2 EF GF E2|1DEFG A2 A2:|2D2FD2D2|:efec efec|efec A2 A2|B2 Bc dc B2|1ABcd e2 e2:|2A2c2A2A2|

Donkey Reel

It is played quite a bit in these parts ( Canada, USA) and is generally known as Flop Eared Mule.
The tune can be ornamented a bit by plucking the E string at the start of the B part.
It also can be played as a schottische.

The Flop-Eared Mule

X:3 - As played at my local sessions in Bristol (UK) - where we know it as "The Flop-Eared Mule".