QUOTE (StefanWirz @ January 22, 2011 08:48 am)
... finally I made an mp3 of that song which can be heard here

Tried to do a transcription as follows (any additions/corrections appreciated):

btw: "Mr. Booker White" lived in Mosby Street, Baton Rouge, while Furry Lewis' home was in Mosby Street, Memphis, TN --- but that little artistic freedom shouldn't be held against Shines


Goin' down to the barnyard
Jump up on my old grey mule (2x)
We're both goin' up now (?), tired of beein' a southern fool.

When I get to Memphis
Gonna ride down on Mosby Street (2x)
I got a friend down there, he took a plane (?) to see me.

Everybody should know my friend
His name is Mr. Booker White (2x)
Well he used to live down in the Mississippi delta, an' I'm livin' in northern light.

Well if the mule will be nice to me
Tell you what I'm gonna do (2x)
??????????????? an' I'm gonna cut this ol' poor mule lose.




Hey Stefan,
Me I got 2 suggestions on the transcription:
they are colored blue:
Goin' down to the barnyard
Jump up on my old grey mule (2x)
We're both goin' up North. tired of beein' a southern fool.

When I get to Memphis
Gonna ride down on Mosby Street (2x)
I got a friend down there, he took a plane (?) to see me.

Everybody should know my friend
His name is Mr. Booker White (2x)
Well he used to live down in the Mississippi delta, an' I'm livin' in northern light.

Well if the mule will be nice to me
Tell you what I'm gonna do (2x)
Take him to some hiding place? an' I'm gonna cut this ol' poor mule lose.




Les  from Chicago

"Small choices, peut-etre, lead into big rooms". 
quoted with permission from Gregory J. Dominato in his story "Cleo's Secret".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMRWhmqJwHc