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Spirited Canadian folk song and traditional work song which refers to the small hoisting steam engines used in the logging industry to load cargo, known as “donkeys”.

Donkey Riding

  • Key: D major

    Range: D4 - D5

    Pages: 2

    Age group: 12 and under

    Teaching strategy: Singing rhythmically in 2/4, dynamic contrasts, storytelling. Research the “donkeys”, the history of logging and the places mentioned in the song. The optional harmony on the chorus is a good introduction to singing with a partner.

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