DONKEY RIDING

by Paul Aitken

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Imagine hauling timber out of the bush back in the 1930’s. The steam donkey was often used to do the heavy lifting – loading trains. This is a classic Canadian folksong and Paul has brought it to life with this spirited arrangement.

LYRICS

Were you ever in Quebec
Stowing timber on the deck?
Where there’s a king with a golden crown
Riding on a donkey.

Hey, ho, away we go
Donkey riding, donkey riding.
Hey and a ho and away we go
Riding on a donkey.

Were you ever off the Horn
Where it’s always fine and warm?
And seen the lion, the unicorn
Riding on a donkey.

Hey, ho, away we go
Donkey riding, donkey riding.
Hey and a ho and away we go
Riding on a donkey.

Were you ever in Cardiff Bay
Where the folks all shout, “Hurray!”?
Here comes John with three month’s pay
Riding on a donkey.

Hey, ho, away we go
Donkey riding, donkey riding.
Hey and a ho and away we go
Riding on a donkey.

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