Donkey Riding

Traditional. Arrangement The Black Family


Was you ever in Quebec?
Launchin' timber on the deck
Where you break your bleedin' neck
Riding on a donkey

Wey, hey and away we go
Donkey riding, donkey riding
Wey, hey and away we go
Riding on a donkey

Was you ever round Cape Horn
Where the weather's never warm
You wish to God you'd never been born
Riding on a donkey

Chorus

Was you ever in Mobile Bay
Screwing cotton all the day
A dollar a day is Paddy's pay
Riding on a donkey

Chorus

Was you ever in Miramashee
Where you tie up to a tree
And the girls sit on your knee
Riding on a donkey

Chorus

Was you ever in Canton
Where the men wear pigtails long
And they all move honky kong
Riding on a donkey

Chorus

Were you ever on the Broomilaw
Where the Yanks are all the go
And the boys dance heel and toe
Riding on a donkey

Was you ever in London town
See the King he does come down
See the King in his golden crown
Riding on a donkey

Chorus

Was you ever in Liverpool Bay
See the Judy's shout hooray
Here comes our Tommy with his 10 months pay
Riding on a donkey

Chorus

Can be found on the album The Black Family