“Skinner, Skinner, You Know the Rule”


"Skinner, skinner, you know the rule, Eat your breakfast and curry your mule, Curry your mules and curry them right, Let's get on the big boat next Saturday night." The singer complains about (work? and) his troubles with his woman


A "skinner" is a teamster. - RBW


  1. MWheeler, p. 23, "Skinner, Skinner, You Know the Rule" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9999
  3. BI, MWhee023


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1944 (Wheeler)
Keywords: work nonballad animal
Found in: US