Horse v. mule
bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Nov 29 07:38:42 UTC 2005
Quoting Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at babel.ling.upenn.edu>:
> Quoting Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com>:
> > Yes, that's what I had in mind, especially if it contains the phrase, "Fie
> > on thy cuckold face," by which the wife introduces her explanations of what
> > her husband thinks he sees. Actually, there are two other blues songs that
> > are closer than the two that I previously cited. In one, the man starts out
> > by asking, "Whose muddy shoes under my bed where my shoes used to be?"
> > There's another one that 's almost a rewrite of the Brit original, but I
> > can't track it down at the moment.
> This one?
> Jones, Coley
> Drunkard's Special
> Dallas, 6 Dec. 1929
Whoops, sorry-- Jonathan mentioned that one already in his post. Carry on.
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