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Dominick the Donkey lyrics:

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 paisans
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 Bruccalin'.

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
Cummare's and Cumpare's
Do the dance 'a tarantell'
When Santa Nicola comes to town
And brings 'o ciucciarell'.

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! Buonn 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)

About this song:

"Dominick the Donkey" was written by Ray Allen, Sam Saltzberg, and Lou Monte, and first sung by Lou Monte in 1960. The song describes a donkey who helps Santa Claus bring presents to children in Italy.

This song has several words in the Neapolitan language, the meanings of which are given below:
paisans: fellow countryman
Cummare: female relative
Cumpare: male relative
a tarantell: Southern Italian dance
Santa Nicola: Saint Nicholas
o ciucciarell: little donkey
Buonn Natale: Merry Christmas!

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