Donkey Riding


COLLECTED FROM GEORGE PATTISON

DONKEY RIDING

Hauling hand-over-hand
George Pattison
Cape de Couedie Lighthouse
Kangaroo Island
South Australia
4 Dec 1924 (and 1941)

Clive Carey SS412

Were you ever on the Glasgow Green?
Donkey riding, donkey riding
Were you ever on Glasgow Green, riding on a donkey?

Heigh ho, here we go, Highland laddie, bonnie lassie,
Heigh ho, here we go, riding on a donkey.

Were you ever in Baltimore

Were you ever in Sydney

Were you ever on Hampstead Heath

Were you ever in Bonny Dundee

Were you ever in Port Said

This song is related to the once popular Billy Boy and Hileland (sic) Laddie and, further back, cutely titled, Because She Was A Young Thing Lately Left Her Mammy-o. This version, unlike the Hugill text, uses the Highland Laddie, Bonnie Lassie refrain as part of the chorus. None of the Pattison destinations are included in Hugill.