Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Riding On A Donkey

It's a shame I didn't manage to post this in time for Palm Sunday; but then I only finished writing it about five minutes before The Rector went off to sing it to the children at the Palm Sunday service!  This is not the first time I've written a donkey-themed song to this traditional folk tune.  The Snail Tales Christmas donkey show has one too, with a verse for every story and, of course, the same chorus.

Jesus, with his group of friends
Going to Jerusalem
Called them near and said to them,
"Go and find a donkey!"

Hey ho and away we go
Donkey riding, donkey riding
Hey ho and away we go
Riding on a donkey

Two disciples went ahead
A donkey's colt away they led
When the owner asked, they said
"The master needs your donkey!"

Hey ho...

So they brought the donkey back,
Spread their coats upon its back,
And some more along the track
Where Jesus rode the donkey

Hey ho...

Crowds and crowds were gathering,
And they all began to sing
Loud hosannas to the king
Who rides upon a donkey

Hey ho...

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