Date: Thu, 30 Mar 1995 17:05:21 -0500

From: "Holland, Alecia" aholland.irss[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MHS.UNC.EDU

Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 28 Mar 1995

Saw this on Bubba-L and thought y'all might know what to make of it.

aholland.irss[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

... a book that I'm sure you know: Johnny Reb by Bell Irwin

Wiley. In the chapter about how Confederate soldiers entertained

themselves, he

mentions the standing joke of soldiers shouting "here's your mule." I

know this line from the song "Goober Peas." (When the farmer passes, the

soldiers have a rule; to cry out at their loudest, "Mr., here's your


What does the phrase mean? Mr. Wiley doesn't explain it, which makes me

wonder if it is impolite