Dominic the Italian Christmas Donkey

Dominick The Italian Christmas Donkey by Lou Monte (mp3)

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-la la-ee-oh-da)
Santa's got a little friend,
His name is Dominick.
The cutest little donkey,
You never see him kick.
When Santa visits his paisons,
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-la la-ee-oh-da)

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 labels 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-la la-ee-oh-da)

Children sing, and clap their hands,
And Dominick starts to dance.
They talk Italian to him,
And he even understands.

Cumpare sing,
Cumpare su,
And dance 'sta tarantel.
When jusamagora comes to town,
And brings du ciuccianello.

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-la la-ee-oh-da)

Hey! Dominick! Buon Natale!
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
(hee-haw, hee-haw)

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9 thoughts on “Dominic the Italian Christmas Donkey”

  1. My boyfriend will not stop singing Dominic the Donkey and now has found out there is a dance to go with it, OH NO!!!!!

  2. Thanks so much for posting this. My wife loves it. She has horses so she goes nuts whenever she hears this song.

  3. My wife loves this song and plays it over and over and over and over again. She says it keeps her in touch with her Italian heritage. Not being Italian, I guess I just have to say "oh well."

    I'm really tired of Dominick by now though, isn't it time for him to join Santa and Frosty up north for the year?

  4. Even as my wife and kids are taking down the tree today… they are singing Dominick the Donkey!!! Christmas is over!

    I did a Google search and found this blog. Clicking the song only fired them up again!!!

    What was I thinking!!!

  5. I grew up listening to this song at Christmas time, even though I am not Italian. My mom has since lost or given away the album. Does anybody know where I can find the original? I would love to bring back the tradition!

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