Army Mule In No Man's Land

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Army Mule In No Man's Land-Coley Jones
C position, standard tuning

Deacon Jones left his congregation about two years ago
Gwine to help his country fight
Said he didn't mind gwine out in No Man's Land
He knowed that Uncle Sam was right

They put him on that mule that pulled that cannon 'round
The Captain told him right there, where you must ride
He looked at the Captain, say, "That mule's all right in his place
But let me tell you what I've got on my mind."

REFRAIN: "When I get out in No Man's Land
They'll soon find out I ain't no fool.
I don't mind fightin' for my Uncle Sam
But not in partnership with nobody's mule.
Now, suppose that mule would balk on the firing line
That's where I would leave him about a thousand mile behind.
When I get out in No Man's Land
I can't be bothered with nobody's mule, not even my Pappy's."

Now I joined the Salvation Army, about seven years ago
Just to wear a uniform, so bright
All at once I was called upon to go and fight
Not thinkin' that everything would be right

Now, the Captain said the healthy men must go right straight to the front
Because they was gonna be just fine
There was me and that mule, when they came down, have a bad cold
Right there we got the first choice in the firing line

REFRAIN: When I got out in No Man's Land
They soon found out I wasn't no fool
I don't mind fightin' for my Uncle Sam most of the time,
Not in partnership with a mule
Now, suppose that Captain holler, "Boy, maul in her, tight!"
How in the world would that mule be able to help a man fight?
When I got out in No Man's Land
They soon found out I wasn't no fool, I hope you heared me

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