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Donkey Riding (Great Big Sea) MIDI, video
#2465: YouTube video by squinty4e
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Way hey and away we go,
donkey ridin', donkey ridin';
Way hey and away we go,
ridin' on a donkey.

Was you ever in Quebec,
launchin' timber on the deck,
Where ya break yer bleedin' neck,
ridin' on a donkey?

Way hey and away we go,
donkey ridin', donkey ridin';
Way hey and away we go,
ridin' on a donkey.

Was you ever 'round Cape Horn
where the weather's never warm,
Wished to God you'd never been born,
ridin' on a donkey?

Way hey and away we go,
donkey ridin', donkey ridin';
Way hey and away we go,
ridin' on a donkey.

Was you ever in Miramichi
where you tie up to a tree,
And the girls sit on your knee,
ridin' on a donkey?

Way hey and away we go,
donkey ridin', donkey ridin';
Way hey and away we go,
ridin' on a donkey.

Was you ever in Fortune Bay?
See the girls all shout, "Hooray!
Here comes dah with ten months pay,
ridin' on a donkey."

Way hey and away we go,
donkey ridin', donkey ridin';
Way hey and away we go,
ridin' on a donkey.

Was you ever in London-town?
See the King he does come down,
See the King in his golden crown,
ridin' on a donkey.

Way hey and away we go,
donkey ridin', donkey ridin';
Way hey and away we go,
ridin' on a donkey.

Way hey and away we go,
donkey ridin', donkey ridin';
Way hey and away we go,
ridin' on a donkey.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a 19th-century traditional work shanty, Hieland Laddie ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Great Big Sea (Play, trk#5, 1997 CD, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario, produced by Danny Greenspoon); and recorded live for the USA on the Great Big Sea Turn Tour from October 14th to December 31st, 1999 (Road Rage, trk#1, 2000 CD, Tidewater USA, Cambridge, Massachusetts, manufactured and distributed by Rounder Records).

The video above features a live performance by Great Big Sea at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA on November 21, 2013, during the XX Tour.


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Note: A donkey is a small utility engine for cargo loading.


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