Earl Johnson recorded Green Mountain at a November 22nd, 1929, session in Atlanta, Georgia. It was paired with Rocky Palace, and released as Victor # V-40304.
Green Mountain is Flop-Eared Mule in all but name. His is the only recording listed in Tony Russell’s Country Music Records under that title. The tune is a simple AABB fiddle tune with the A strain in G major and the B strain in D major. Flop Eared Mule is one of the most widely recorded fiddle tunes in the early recorded history of country music, and remains a staple in the repertoire of modern musicians.Green Mountain