Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 13:27:46 -0500
There were two brothers who were national yodeling champions. One day their
car broke down out in the middle of nowhere and they had to put up at a
farmhouse. As fate would have it there was a beautiful farmer's daughter at
The two brothers had a way of communicating over several miles by yodeling
to each other. One particular yodel (ay-la-de-o-la-te-tu) signaled trouble,
and meant for the other one to run.
Anyway, the farmer warned the two brothers not to mess with his daughter.
The next morning the farmer was up before dawn, and caught his daughter in
the bed with one of the brothers. He grabbed his gun and shouted that he
would start counting, and if the guy wasn't out of his sight by the count
of 5 he would shoot him.
Well, the fellow high-tailed it out of there and was just jumping over the
fence when the farmer hit 3. He yodeled the tune to warn his brother of
impending doom, when the farmer suddenly shot him.
The other brother came running out of his room and said, "What happened?"
The farmer said, "I caught your brother sleeping with my daughter and,
although I gave him a fair chance, before he was out of sight he yelled, "I
laid the old lady, too," so I shot him.