She caught the Katy and left me a mule to ride She caught the Katy and left me a mule to ride Well, my baby caught the Katy, she left me a mule to ride The train pulled out and I swung on behind I'm crazy 'bout her that hard headed woman of mine Man, my baby's long, great gosh almighty, she's tall And you know my baby's long great gosh almighty my baby's tall Well, you know my baby, she's long, my baby she's tall She's sleeps with her head in the kitchen and her feet kicks out in the hall And I'm still crazy 'bout her, that hard headed woman of mine I love my baby, she's so fine, I wish she'd come to see me some time Guess she don't believe in our love, look whatta hole I'm in Guess she don't believe what I'm sayin', look whatta shape I'm in She caught the Katy and left me a mule to ride She caught the Katy and left me a mule to ride Well, my baby caught the Katy, left me a mule to ride The train pulled out and I swung on behind Well, I'm crazy 'bout her, that hard headed woman Hard headed woman of mine



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"She Caught The Katy (And Left Me A Mule To Ride)" as written by Taj/rachell Mahal

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    General Comment:This song's about somebody's wife who's trying to leave him behind and start a new life, but he manages to catch the train by swinging onto caboose on a mule. It's also about the Katy, or the MKT, which is the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railway. There are still places in the Midwest where the old train stations still are. This is the opening to the "Blues Brothers".
    JoeyRamone65on July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:Correction: 1st line verse 2 should read "... great gosh a-mighty ..." a common, mild epithet.
    TomMcIntyron April 27, 2013   Link

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