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 …
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
Looks like the Dubliners’ one to me . It’s an American "old-timey" tune , I think. Somebody must recognise it.
Well … if anybody does recognise it and the setting’s execrable, please suggest amendments here!
Also known as "Flop Eared Mule"
as Molesworth might sa
D Euro MP fella
Donkey reel vintage -71
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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|
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".
X: 4 “The Flop-Eared Mule”
# Added by Aidan Crossey - November 12th, 2003 ~ 2/4
An American tune that has been ‘borrowed’, and has been adapted and included as on tune in a set of polkas as played played for dance…
Re: The Flop-Eared Mule
X 4: No repeat sign needed at end of 3rd line, methinks!