Words & Music:
The Canadian group Great Big Sea does an excellent version of this!
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Way! Hey! And away we go! Donkey riding, donkey riding.
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Way! Hey! And away we go! Riding on a donkey!
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Was you ever in Quebec, launching timber on the deck?
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Where you'll break your bleeding neck riding on a donkey.
Was you ever 'round Cape Horn, where the weather's never warm?
And you wished to God you'd never been born riding on a Donkey.
Was you ever in Miramichi, where you tie up to a tree?
And the girls sit on your knee riding on a Donkey.
Was you ever in Fortune Bay, see the girls all shout, "Hooray!"
Here comes dad with ten weeks' pay riding on a donkey.
Was you ever in London Town, where the King, he does come down?
See the King in his golden crown, riding on a donkey.