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Mulling It Over
Lyrics: John Popper
Music: Chan Kinchla

I'm mulling it over
Thoughts at a grasp
You know I'm taking it in now
So much, so fast
I'm riding a feeling
Into deeper seas
I can't seem to fret now
It don't bother me

'Cause I'm mulling it over, yeah
Said I'm mulling it over
I said I'm mulling it over
I said I'm mulling it over

Oh, mulling it over...
I said I'm mulling it mulling it
Mulling it mulling it
Mulling it over mulling it over

Twinkle twinkle little star
Wish I could afford a guitar
Sing a song of sixpence, pocketful of rye
Wish it was more than crumbs I could buy

Meet forever after
Don't he dress real well
You know he's clutching his chest now
Or couldn't you tell
Desperate to score now
No matter how hard he tries
You know he's strung out on future
See it in his eyes

And I'm mulling it over
Said I'm mulling it over
I said I'm mulling it over
I said I'm mulling it over and over and over and over and over, yeah

1990 Blues Traveler Music

First release: Blues Traveler
Released: 06/05/1990
Earliest time played: 07/03/1989
Last time played: 10/17/2013
Playing frequency:
  779 plays (see all shows)
  41.93% of shows in the database
  42.41% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  The most sensible interpretation of this song is of the band's early days when they were 'mulling over' various offers of management contracts and record deals - hence the men "dressed real well" and "strung out on future."
  At the end of the album cut, you can hear someone shout "Ho!" after the last note. John can also be heard grunting twice during his solo.

Other recordings of "Mulling It Over":
  Greene Street Dumps, 1990
  June Releases, 1990
  Roadshow, 1991
  Birmingham Alabama, April 1992, 1992
  Blues for the Mitten State, 1993
  Jones for the Blues, 1994
  Jones for the Blues, 1994
  Chunky but Funky, 1995
  Live From The Fall, 1996
  Selections from Live from the Fall, 1996
  Independence Day - Set One, 1996
  Travelogue: Blues Traveler Classics, 2002


Twinkle twinkle little star
The first line of a nursery rhyme by the same name, commonly set to music by Mozart:
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
It fits into "Mulling It Over" perfectly since in both the nursery rhyme and the song, the author is in a state of wonderment.
Sing a song of sixpence, pocketful of rye
The opening of another nursery rhyme:
Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocketful of rye;
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
Wasn't that a dainty dish,
To put before the king?
The king was in the counting-house,
Counting out his money;
The queen was in the parlor,
Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes;
When down came a blackbird,
And bit her on the nose.
Here, it probably refers to the band's poorness at the time of writing the song, which is also echoed in the previous and next lines. This lends more credence to the theory that the band was "mulling over" record company offers when they wrote this.