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Donkey Riding Were you ever in Quebec Stowin' timber on the deck? Where there's a king with a golden crown (where ye'd break yer bleedin' neck) Riding on a donkey! cho: Way O and away we go Donkey riding, donkey riding Way O and away we go Riding on a donkey. Were you ever off the Horn Where it's always fine and warm? Where's there's a lion and a unicorn Riding on a donkey. Were you ever in Cardiff Bay Where the folks all shout, "Hooray!"? "Here comes Johnny with his six months pay Riding on a donkey." Were you ever in Timbucktoo Where the gals are black and blue? And they wriggle their arses, too Riding on a donkey. Were you ever in Vallipo Where the gals put on a show? Wriggle their arse with a roll and go Riding on a donkey. Wuz ye ever down Mobile Bay Screwin' cotton all the day?, A dollar a day is a white man's pay. Ridin' on a donkey. Wuz ye ever in Canton Where the men wear pigtails long, And the gals play hong-ki-kong? Ridin' on a donkey. Wuz ye ever in Mirramashee Where ye tie up to a tree, An' the skeeters do bite we? Ridin' on a donkey Wuz ye ever on the Broomielaw Where the Yanks are all the go, An' the boys dance heel an' toe? Ridin' on a donkey. Note: Reportedly, "Donkey" refers to a donkey engine, used for loading and unloading cargo. A variation on Hieland Laddie, which often has interchangeable verses. Also see HIELANLD RG
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