"Donkey Riding" as written by and Collected By Thomas Wood....
Way hey and a way we go donkey riding donkey riding,
Way hey and away we go riding on a donkey.

Was you ever in Quebec launching timber on the deck ,where ya
Break a bleeding neck riding on a donkey.

Way hey and a way we go donkey riding donkey riding,
Way hey and away we go riding on a donkey.

Was you ever round Cape Horn where the weathers never warm,
Wish to god you'd never been born riding on a donkey.

Way hey and away we go donkey riding donkey riding,
Way hey and away we go riding on a donkey.

Was you ever in Miramichi where they you tie up to a tree,
Have a girl sit on your knee riding on a donkey.

Way hey and a way we go donkey riding donkey riding,
Way hey and away we go riding on a donkey.

Was you ever in Fortune Bay hear the girls all shout hurray,here
Comes dad with dead months pay riding on a donkey.

Way hey and a way we go donkey riding donkey riding,
Way hey and away we go riding on a donkey.

Was you ever in Fredericton seeing the king he does come down,
See the king in his golden crown riding on a donkey.

Way hey and a way we go donkey riding donkey riding,
Way hey and away we go riding on a donkey.

Way hey and a way we go donkey riding donkey riding,
Way hey and away we go riding on a donkey.


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"Donkey Riding" as written by Collected By Thomas Wood

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    General Commenti think this song is about people going around the place the old fashoned way
    seawolf615on December 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFun song. Thought to be about sailors going on shore leave. Riding *ahem* "Donkey". You can figure it out...
    Grayhawkon July 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAs it were, a donkey in this song is referring to an old donkey steam engine used largely in logging. It was sung by workers who used the machine. It's a traditional song sung a ways back, its an adaption of an old scottish one called "Highland Laddie".
    matx33on February 02, 2011   Link
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    Lyric Correction"Was you ever in Fredricton seeing the king he does come down,"

    This should be "Was you ever in London Town seeing the king he does come down,"

    The Fredericton line was used on the live Road Rage album and this song was recorded in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
    CokeCacher73on December 08, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is about the sailors who used a donkey engine to load and unload logs on a ship. A donkey engine is a single-cylinder steam engine. The song was usually sung while loading the ships in Quebec and Miramichi . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    CokeCacher73on December 08, 2011   Link

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