“I Never Will Turn Back Any More”


"When I was a boy I had a little mule That I always rode to Sunday School. Lord, I never will turn back any more." Humorous stanzas of religious life: The mule "got in an awful way"; the singer meets Satan in a meadow or runs into a hornet's nest


This reads like a humorous take on a church hymn; several of the verses float. It looks a lot like "Chased Old Satan Through the Door," but that seems to be built on a different hymn. - RBW

Cross references

  • cf. "Chased Old Satan Through the Door" (floating verses)


  1. BrownIII 345, "I Never Will Turn Back Any More" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11739
  3. BI, Br3345


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)