Grampa's Mule ...(2:37)
Writer(s): Lyrics: Lauren LeCroy May, Music: Andy May
Publishing: Swift River Music(BMI)

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Curtis McPeake: Banjo
Andy May: Guitar
Aubrey Haynie: Fiddle
Tim Dishman: Bass

This is the only song on the album that isn’t a bona-fide chestnut. Andy’s wife, Lauren, wrote this lyric about her Alabama grandfather’s infamous mule, Betsy, and Andy set it to music, putting a bit of the old fiddle tune, "Flop–Eared Mule," in it just for fun. Curtis, who grew up working mules in west Tennessee, has many a mule story to relate, himself. When Andy first played this song for him, Curtis laughed and said, “I know that mule!” Curtis and Andy decided to present "Grampa’s Mule" as they would a tune for a country dance: Straight ahead, no frills. Curtis’ banjo breaks are legendary, but he’s also well-known for his wonderful backup style, which you’ll hear on this track.