"Donkey Riding" is a sea shanty that was originally sung by sailors from Canada, the US, England and Scotland. It was most likely sung while hauling and stowing cargo on a ship. Nowadays it's a children's song.

Donkey Riding - Canadian Children's Songs - Canada - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

"The 'donkey' of the title was a steam donkey engine used to load timber." -According to "Driv'n by Fortune: The Scots' March to Modernity in America, 1745–1812" by Sam Allison.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Donkey Riding

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