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The Electrified Donkey
lyrics and chords

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The Electrified Donkey lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, it's a fun to do song that was recorded by Johnny Horton. It's not hard to learn to play, the chords are simple.


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The Electrified Donkey
recorded by Johnny Horton
written by Chris Eaton and Ferlin Husky

Well I bought me a donkey about four foot tall
To plough my cotton in the early fall
He's running around it was an awful sin
         C                G7             C
I had to build a fence to keep my donkey in
I rigged up the wire with a battery charge
To keep my donkey from a-running at large
Inside this bin I turned him loose
             C        G7          C
Corralled by volts of electrified juice
Which way did my donkey go
If you see him let me know
I haven't seen my donkey since
   C                G7          C
He backed into that electrified fence
Now the first time he backed up against it
He threw back his ears and he had a fit
He brayed real loud and he hit high gear
   C                  G7     C
He jumped up into the stratosphere
I just got word from Albuquerque
A donkey up there was looking for work
He's my donkey and his name is Jack
   C               G7      C
Oh how I wish he'd come on back
Repeat #3
Now more word came from Palamar
A man up there was a-watching the stars
While looking through his telescope
   C          G7        C
He nearly had himself a stroke
He saw something riding up the rainbow trail
Two long ears and a cockabur tail
This thing he saw when he informed the states
      C                      G7     C
Was a donkey heading for the pearly gates
Repeat #3


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This is a fun song to sing and play, it's one of Johnny's novelty songs that was co-written by Ferlin Husky. Use The Electrified Donkey lyrics and chords to help you learn to play this old song.