The Ballad of The Christmas Donkey Unknown Ed Ames Long ago, in another day, A donkey cried in his donkey way, I'm not beautiful, I'm not beautiful, What good to anyone am I. Other animals are big and strong, Or rare or filled with an animal song, But I'm not beautiful, I'm not beautiful, What good to anyone am I. Heaven cried...donkey you can carry, Will you carry Mary...angels for your guide. On Christmas morn', in the stable hay, The donkey smiled in his donkey way, I feel beautiful, I feel beautiful, As beautiful as anyone am I.... As..beautiful..as..anyone...am......I.