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Thread #41062   Message #2651436
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
08-Jun-09 - 01:16 PM
Thread Name: Donkey Riding - What's Hong-ki-kong?
Subject: RE: Donkey Riding - What's Hong-ki-kong?
In "Folk Songs of Canada," Fowke and Johnston mention the version of "Hieland Laddie" (Donkey Riding) in Charles Nordhoff, "Nine Years a Sailor," 1857, in which Quebec, Dundee, Merrimashee and Mobile are mentioned.
He obtained it from cotton screwers in Mobile. Mentioned in passing in Hugill.
Hugill gives 10 verses and a chorus of "Donkey Riding" in "Shanties and Sailors' Songs, but provides no information as to source

Does anyone have access to the Nordhoff book? Not available at Abebooks or Alibris.
I would like to know the exact form of the song he collected.