Donkey Riding

(grownup version)

Words & Music:

Traditional Canadian


The Canadian group Great Big Sea does an excellent version of this!



C     Em          C     G   Em     G       Em     G

Way!  Hey!  And away we go! Donkey riding, donkey riding.

C     Em          C     G    D5          Em

Way!  Hey!  And away we go!  Riding on a donkey!


Em                G                             C

Was you ever in Quebec, launching timber on the deck?

Em                               G    D5          Em

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.


CHORUS:  [2x]


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