Sunday, October 23, 2005

The Donkeys' Union Song: Notice to all members, The Secretary

The Donkeys' Union has been asked to sing at the concert in the Gypsy Camp. Jim Cornish was commissioned by the Boss to dig up the words of the original Donkeys' song. Here are the lyrics Jim found. Unfortunately the score seems to be missing some parts so we will have to find a new tune. The Boss and the Owl are excellent choreographers so there will be no problem for the dancers. All members not currently on the road are expected to be at the Donkey Port by nine tomorrow night to complete preparations and learn the song. Positively no excuses for absence accepted. Here are your words set them to memory before the meeting.

The Donkeys Union Song

Come comrades join the chorus
of the donkeys’ serenade
Let us rouse the hottest passions
of us donkeys on parade

Tell the world we’re members
of a glorious old tradition.
We’re the good old Donkey’s Union
full of enterprise and ambition.

We’ve been on the job for ages,
carried Moses and the Great One
in the mountains, plains or deserts
where it frizzles or it freezes

Now we’re loaded with experience
and wisdom of the ages
so we’re not just beasts of burden
or some smudge on history’s pages.

Just ask any Jack or Jenny
what it’s like to be an ass.
They’ll swell with pride and tell you-
we’ve got culture, we’ve got class.

4 Comments:

At 6:04 PM, Blogger le Enchanteur said...

This is just wonderful Fran. I do hope they will sit and stand around the Golden Bone Chair when their performance is perfected.

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger Lois said...

Dear Donkey Union Secretary.

I have a few suggestions for a tune to the Donkey Union Song
written by the one and only JIM CORNISH........................

"What will we do with the Drunken Sailor"
very merry,fast and patriotic.

"Rhythm of Life" from Sweet Charity ( enjoying life,love and music)

"Frankie & Johhny
"Five foot two,Eyes of Blue"
"Nothing could be finer,than to be in Carolina " (In the morning)."Row,row,row your boat,gently down the stream"...
All old fashioned tunes but then Jim Cornish is an Old Fashioned sort of bloke....

Much Love to the Donkey Union Secretary and to Jim. x x

Lois (Muse of the Sea) 24/10/05

 
At 8:05 AM, Blogger Vi Jones said...

Oh, I must be on hand to listen to the Donkey Chorus sing that song. I venture it'll stir the soul.

Vi

 
At 10:09 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Who says life is all doom and gloom? Certainly no-one in these regions!

 

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