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Song Author: Johnny Lange, Hy Heath, and Fred Glickman.
Year Recorded: 1949
Record Label: Mercury
Label Number: 5345
Mule Train

Mule Train" is a popular song written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath, and Fred Glickman.

It is a cowboy song, supposedly sung by an Old West wagon driver spurring on his team of mules as he recites the mail-order goods he is delivering to far-flung customers.

Charting versions were recorded by Frankie Laine, Bing Crosby, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Vaughn Monroe.

The Frankie Laine recording was recorded on October 2, 1949, and released by Mercury Records as catalog number 5345.

The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on November 4, 1949 and lasted 13 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1.

Laine's recording of the song was produced by Mitch Miller.

It featured a bellowed vocal delivery like that of a real driver shouting to be heard and studio-created gimmicks such as whipcracking sound effects.

It is often cited as an outstanding early example of studio production techniques.