Donkey Riding


Donkey Riding is a traditional Canadian work song or sea shanty, the tune being an adaptation of Highland Laddie. The “donkey” of the song title is a type of steam engine. (source)


1. Were you ever in Quebec,
Show-ing timber on a deck?
There’s a king with a golden crown,
Riding on a donkey.

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

2. Were you ever off the horn,
Where it’s always fine and warm?
See the lion and the unicorn,
Riding on a donkey. Refrain

3. Were you ever in the town,
Where the girls walk up and down?
Waiting for boys to come to town
Riding on a donkey. Refrain

See also

Extras forĀ Plus Members

  • Song with chords in 2 keys (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen

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