Three Mules

Album: Between The Wars (1995)

Songfacts®:

  • The "three mules" referenced in the song are Ramsey MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain, the three British Prime Ministers during the period between 1923 and 1940. The metaphor is rather obvious. >>
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    Paul - San Francisco, CA

Comments: 1

  • Tracy from CaliforniaMore accurately, "Three Mules" refers to the National Government that held power in the UK from 1931 until 1940, and specifically to the individual governments of PM Ramsay MacDonald, PM Stanley Baldwin and PM Neville Chamberlain. The National Government was a coalition of most of the major political parties of the time. There is lots of good reading online about all three men and the National Government that they created.
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