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Posted By: T in Oklahome (Okiemockbird)
14-Dec-99 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Sir Donkey? / Orientis Partibus
Subject: RE: sir donkey?
The usual tune to those words is Orientis Partibus, which can be found in a number of church hymnals. The words "Conquering kings their titles take from the kings they captive make" were once set to it.

The original latin words (one version, anyhow) are:

Orientis partibus
adventavit asinus
pulcher et fortissimus
sarcinis aptissimus
Hez! sir asne hez!

T.