Spotify spit up this little gem for me a while back. Wikipedia this song was written in 1930 and skinnin’ a mule just means cracking your whip while driving them on a wagon. Much less violent than I imagined. Besides being a badass yodeler, Dolly is from Tennessee, like our mom’s family. (Hi Ya’ll!). She has genius advice for all types of situations. Lauren is Dolly’s number one fan of all time and this is for her.