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Old Grey Mule, You Ain't What You Used to Be

This song is by Chatman Brothers and appears on the split compilation album Mississippi String Bands (1928-1936) (1989) by various artists and on the split compilation album Mississippi Sheiks & Chatman Brothers, Volume 4 (1934-1936) (1991) by Mississippi Sheiks and Chatman Brothers.

My old mule, he ain't no good to me
He can't carry no rider and bring it to your knee
Old grey mule, you ain't what you used to be
Yeah, the way you riding it now, sure ain't fooling me

Now you've eaten all my corn, wasted all my hay
You ain't no good for riding, night or day
Old grey mule, you ain't what you used to be
Yeah, the way you riding it now, sure ain't fooling me

Oh, ____

You cutting home, can't get a trail
Can't bend your back and you can swish your tail
Old grey mule, you ain't what you used to be
Yeah, the way you riding it now, sure ain't fooling me

After I ___, ___ on your back
___ ___ ___ ___ and bring your rider back
Old grey mule, you ain't what you used to be
Yeah, the way you riding it now, sure ain't fooling me

Go on, ___. You don't get to work, no-how. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Whoa, what's the matter with you?

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