SONG LYRICS FOR: "A MAN, A BOY, AND A DONKEY"
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Lead Vocal: Michael Fridley
Lyrics: Cathy Gehr
Music: Traditional
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"A MAN, A BOY, AND A DONKEY"

On a fine Summer morning a boy and his father went
To market, to market one fine Summer's day.
At the market the man and the boy bought a donkey,
At the market, the market one fine Summer's day.

The man and the boy took a ride on the donkey,
They were travelling, travelling, travelling home.
Repeat

But a girl said, "How cruel!
See, the donkey can't carry you both!
You're too heavy! I don't think it's right!"
Repeat

So the father kept riding, his boy walked beside him,
They were travelling, travelling, travelling home.
Repeat

Then a lady said, "Maybe the father is lazy
And is making his boy walk.
I don't think it's right!"
Repeat

So the boy rode the donkey, the father walked briskly,
They were travelling, travelling, travelling home.
Repeat

Then a neighbour boot maker said,
"Why does the boy make his old father walk?!
Well, I don't think it's right!"
Repeat

So the man and the boy both went walking and walking,
The man and the boy and the donkey walked home.
Everybody they met had a different opinion,
So the man and the boy and the donkey walked home.

Then someone said, "Look at this! It's ridiculous!
They're walking with a donkey and not riding it!
I don't think it's right!"
Repeat

So they said to the people all standing around,
"Do you want us to just pick the donkey up?!
I say no, we will not pick the donkey up!
We'll get on our donkey and ride out of town!
We'll get on our donkey and ride out of town!"

Some people like this way, and some like it that way,
Some like it their way, and some couldn't care less.
You cannot please everyone all of the time,
So decide what's the right way and do what is best.

For your situation, when making decisions,
Decide what's the right way and do what is best.

 

"A MAN, A BOY, AND A DONKEY" (with chords)

Capo: 3rd fret
Intro: (C)-(G)-(F)-(G)-(F)-(C)-(F)-(C)-(G)-(F)-(G)-(F)-(C)-(F)-(C)

On a (C)fine Summer (F)morning a (C)boy and his (F)father went
To (C)market, to (F)market one (G)fine Summer's (C)day.
At the (C)market the (F)man and the (C)boy bought a (F)donkey,
At the (C)market, the (F)market one (G)fine Summer's (C)day.
(F)-(C)-(G)-(C)

The (C)man and the (F)boy took a (C)ride on the (F)donkey,
They were (C)travelling, (F)travelling, (G)travelling (C)home.
Repeat

(C)-(F)-(C)-(G)-(C)

But a (D)girl said, "How (G)cruel!
See, the (D)donkey can't (G)carry you (D)both!
You're too (G)heavy! I (A)don't think it's (D)right!"
Repeat

(D)-(G)-(D)-(A)-(D)

So the (C)father kept (F)riding, his (C)boy walked be(F)side him,
They were (C)travelling, (F)travelling, (G)travelling (C)home.
Repeat

(C)-(F)-(C)-(G)-(C)

Then a (D)lady said, (G)"Maybe the (D)father is (G)lazy
And is (D)making his (G)boy walk.
I (A)don't think it's (D)right!"
Repeat

(D)-(G)-(D)-(A)-(D)

So the (C)boy rode the (F)donkey, the (C)father walked (F)briskly,
They were (C)travelling, (F)travelling, (G)travelling (C)home.
Repeat

(C)-(F)-(C)-(G)-(C)

Then a (D)neighbour boot (G)maker said,
(D)"Why does the (G)boy make his (D)old father (G)walk?!
Well, I (A)don't think it's (D)right!"
Repeat

(D)-(G)-(D)-(A)-(D)

(C)So (G)the (C)man and the (F)boy both went (C)walking and (F)walking,
The (C)man and the (F)boy and the (G)donkey walked (C)home.
Every(C)body they (F)met had a (C)different o(F)pinion,
So the (C)man and the (F)boy and the (G)donkey walked (C)home.

(C)-(F)-(C)-(G)-(C)

Then (D)someone said, (G)"Look at this! It's ri(D)diculous!
They're (G)walking with a (D)donkey and not (G)riding it!
I (A)don't think it's (D)right!"
Repeat

(D)-(G)-(D)-(A)-(D)

So they (Bb)said to the (C)people all (Am)standing a(G)round,
"Do you (D)want us to (G)just pick the (A)donkey up?!
(G)I say (D)no, we will (G)not pick the (A)donkey up!
We'll (G)get on our (D)donkey and (G)ride out (A)of (D)town!
We'll (G)get on our (D)donkey and (G)ride out (A)of (D)town!"
(G)-(D)-(A)-(D)

Some (C)people like (F)this way, and (C)some like it (F)that way,
(C)Some like it (F)their way, and some (G)couldn't care (C)less.
You (C)cannot please (F)everyone (C)all of the (F)time,
So de(C)cide what's the (F)right way and (G)do what is (C)best.
(C)-(F)-(C)-(G)-(C)

For (C)your situ(F)ation, when (C)making de(F)cisions,
De(C)cide what's the (F)right way and (G)do what is (C)best.
(F)-(C)-(G)-(C)

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