Dominick The Donkey

Album: Lou Monte's Greatest Hits Part 2 (1960)
Charted: 3
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  • Hey, chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
    It's Dominick, the donkey
    Chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
    The Italian Christmas donkey
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
    La, la, la, la, la, la, ladioda

    Santa's got a little friend, his name is Dominick
    The cutest little donkey, you never see him kick
    When Santa visits his Paesans with Dominick he'll be
    Because the reindeer cannot climb the hills of Italy

    Hey, chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
    It's Dominick, the donkey
    Chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
    The Italian Christmas donkey
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
    La, la, la, la, la, la, ladioda

    Jingle bells around his feet and presents on the sled
    Hey, look at the mayor's derby on top of Dominick's head
    A pair of shoes for Louie and a dress for Josephine
    The label on the inside says they're made in Brooklyn

    Hey, Chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
    It's Dominick, the donkey
    Chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
    The Italian Christmas donkey
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
    La, la, la, la, la, la, ladioda

    Children sing and clap their hands and Dominick starts ta dance
    They talk Italian to him and he even understands
    Cummares' and Cumpare's do the dance a tarentell
    When Santa Nicola comes to town and brings il ciucciariello

    Hey, chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
    It's Dominick, the donkey
    Chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
    The Italian Christmas donkey
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
    La, la, la, la, la, la, ladioda

    Hey Dominick, Bouna Natale
    Hee haw, hee haw, hee haw, hee haw, hee haw Writer/s: Ray Allen, Sam Saltzberg, Wandra Merrell
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Kev from Rogers, ArWhen I was a kid, I had a 45 rpm record of Lou Monte's "Palucci" (a song about a poor abused parrot), and "You're so smart, you're so smart, eh, papa?" (and there's nobody smarter than you),
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThough "Dominick The Donkey" reached #3 in the United Kingdom it never charted in America...
    But in the U.S.A. on this day in 1963 (January 6th) "Pepino, the Italian Mouse" by Lou Monte peaked at #5 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on December 2nd, 1962 and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    It was from the 1962 album 'Pepino, the Italian Mouse & Other Italian Fun Songs' (on the album was a covered version of Tennessee Ernie Ford's #1 hit, "Sixteen Tons")
    R.I.P. Mr. Monte, born Louis Scaglione, (1917 - 1989).
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