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Gary W
11-20-2011, 02:49 AM
Blimey, this singer was born in the early 40s.
He did a cover of a song that was written and recorded by a USA born singer, songwriter and guitar player. Don’t be “blue” if you don’t know who wrote this song.
You got the other quizzes way too fast so I will be stubborn as a “mule” with this one.

Who is the singer and what is the song title?
Hint: 21-Nov: This singer played on the Ed Sullivan show with his 3 band mates. Note: Other clues are highlighted in red in other posts below.

bassy9
11-20-2011, 03:48 AM
Was the song 'Blue Mule'

bassy9
11-20-2011, 03:54 AM
Another thought - was it Tom Waits [born 7 Dec 1949] with 'Get behind the Mule'

Gary W
11-20-2011, 01:16 PM
Bassy9, It's not those ones and Tom Waits is not the singer. The singer I am looking for was born in the early 40s, blimey!

bassy9
11-20-2011, 09:13 PM
The only other one i could think of was lonnie donnegan with mule skinner blues, but he was born in 1931.

sparky
11-20-2011, 10:01 PM
could the song be
Mule Train

Gary W
11-20-2011, 10:27 PM
It is not Lonnie Donnegan, or Mule Skinner Blues or Mule Train.
The singer (who is still living) does have something in common with Lonnie Donnegan - THINK AWARD.
The person who wrote the song at age 13 is no longer with us.

sparky
11-20-2011, 11:24 PM
singer
Joe Cocker

bassy9
11-20-2011, 11:26 PM
Worried Man Blues by Paul Leegan [and the Legends]

Gary W
11-21-2011, 12:30 AM
Not Joe Cocker or Worried Man Blues by Paul Leegan [and the legends].
The singer does have something in common with Paul Leegan.

Gary W
11-21-2011, 12:33 PM
See new hint in the 1st post.

Slewfoot
11-21-2011, 02:00 PM
Would it be Paul McCartney

Gary W
11-21-2011, 02:38 PM
Slewfoot, Yes, the singer is Paul McCartney. Now you just need the song. See the previous clues.

sparky
11-21-2011, 04:25 PM
how about
Ram On

Gary W
11-21-2011, 04:55 PM
Sparky, The song is not "Ram On".
The song was written by an American "rockabilly" musician. You'll be "blue" if you don't get him, so put on your "shoes" and go figure out who he is. Then you might get the song of his that Paul recorded.

woodman
11-21-2011, 04:56 PM
Gary,

Was the singer that McCartney covered a blues man named Henry "Mule" Townsend?

Gary W
11-21-2011, 04:59 PM
Woodman, No! LOL Got you stumped for once. See the clues that I left for sparky.

sparky
11-21-2011, 05:12 PM
Blue Suede Shoes

Gary W
11-21-2011, 05:27 PM
Sparky, Not Blue Suede Shoes, lol. Find who wrote Blue Suede Shoes and then find the song.

I gave you a bad clue when I said "mule". It should be "horse" not mule.

sparky
11-21-2011, 05:36 PM
Best of Dark Horse

Slewfoot
11-21-2011, 05:40 PM
Movie Magg

Gary W
11-21-2011, 05:49 PM
That's it Slewfoot. Movie Magg by Paul McCartney. It was written by Carl Perkins and according to wikipedia, he wrote it when he was 13.
Wiki say's it was about him taking his girlfriend Maggie to the movies on his "mule" Becky. However, the lyrics say "horse" and in the original recording by Carl, he said horse.

It can be heard at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjCbRvS0Oq4

woodman
11-21-2011, 06:47 PM
I saw that one but no mule reference only a horse. Good one Gary. Talk about stump the chump, you had me. lol

Woodman

Gary W
11-21-2011, 07:57 PM
It's about time woodman. LOL
If you google movie magg wiki you'll see the reference to the mule.