Donkey Riding

"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.wikipedia
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Highland Laddie

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The tune and words are an adaptation of "Highland Laddie".
"If thou'lt play me fair play" has been reworked several times since Burns set down his words, Donkey Riding being one variant.

Road Rage (album)

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Great Big Sea on the albums Play and Road Rage
1) "Donkey Riding" (Traditional) 2:18

Play (Great Big Sea album)

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Great Big Sea on the albums Play and Road Rage
5) "Donkey Riding" (Traditional) 2:26

Steam donkey

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It is generally, but not universally, agreed that the "donkey" of the song title is a reference to the steam donkey, a kind of general-purpose steam engine.
"Donkey Riding"

Broomielaw

The area is mentioned in some versions of the sea shanty "Donkey Riding":

Work song

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"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

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"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

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"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

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"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

Northeastern United States

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"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

United States

"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

United States

"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

United States

"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

United States

"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

United States

"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

United States

"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

United States

"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

United States

"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

United States

"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

United States

"Donkey Riding" is a traditional work song or sea shanty originally sung in Canada, Scotland and the Northeastern United States.

Steam engine

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It is generally, but not universally, agreed that the "donkey" of the song title is a reference to the steam donkey, a kind of general-purpose steam engine.

Stan Hugill

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Stan Hugill, a sea-music historian, said that he had been informed that the song was also sung in the Gulf Ports as well as being popular at sea.

Gulf Coast of the United States

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Stan Hugill, a sea-music historian, said that he had been informed that the song was also sung in the Gulf Ports as well as being popular at sea.

The Black Family (band)

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The Black Family on their self-titled album