Riding on a donkey song. According to Stan Hugill, this favourite 19 th century capstan shanty was also popular with the stevedores working in the Canadian timber trade, hence the first verse:. 10.01.201910.01.2019 We've gathered of our favorite songs and rhymes from all the continents of the globe. Way hay an' away we go, Donkey riding, donkey riding! Thinking — A Poem with a Recording. Read More It has also become popular as a children's song. Way hay an' away we go, Riding on a donkey! Articles about Canada. Log In Member Page Join!