Sunday, February 26, 2012

Singing "horse"

This clip is like something from a Coen brothers movie. It made me laugh at 5:50am, hope it has the same effect on y'all. I wanna know more about this scene...


  1. That's how I feel about violins too :-P

  2. Yes, I wish there was a description on the video! 7:20 am here, and it did make me laugh too. Thank you!

  3. Gee, that's an awfully long eared, "horse," there. I think I saw this somewhere before. I'll see if I can track it down. But I must admit, it still makes me laugh. Wonder what that "horse" would do if there were a really good violinist there playing something classically complex? Maybe some "Braytoveen?" *sorry*

  4. There is a UK Huffington Post article on the singing Donkey....Donkeyotee.

  5. Found this comment on a forum post:

    From Alicia Schueler
    Posted on February 14, 2012 at 04:16 PM
    Oh dear! I am very embarrassed that this video became to popular. I really thought only my family and friends would see it.
    My son and I were goofing off outside when I came up with the idea of playing my viola (violin strung as a viola) for our cows. I thought since cowboys sang to cattle, I'd try to play Red River Valley for them. However, they ignored me completely (probably because I had just given them a new round bale and they were enjoying it too much). In the meantime, Donkeyotee called to me from across the farm. So, I set up near him to play Sweetly Sings the Donkey, turned on the video camera and, well, viola!

    Donkeyotee is quite a character and always has been. I rescued him as a baby. Here is a link to the story:

    Two disclaimers: One, I am (quite obviously) a beginner. Two, I had just broken my electronic tuner a few days before (I had a pitch pipe on order).

    Love it! Apparently Donkeyotee is a natural musician.

  6. Lol, that made my Malamute howl!

  7. Compared to any pop singer, this donkey has got true talent.


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