The Singing Nun

Dominique, nique, nique, over the land he plods
And sings a little song
Never asking for reward
He just talks about the Lord
He just talks about the Lord

At a time when Johnny Lackland
Over England was the King
Dominique was in the backland
Fighting sin like anything

Now a heretic, one day
Among the thorns forced him to crawl
Dominique with just one prayer
Made him hear the good Lord's call

Without horse or fancy wagon
He crossed Europe up and down
Poverty was his companion
As he walked from town to town

To bring back the straying liars
And the lost sheep to the fold
He brought forth the Preaching Friars
Heaven's soldier's, brave and bold

One day, in the budding Order
There was nothing left to eat
Suddenly two angels walked in
With a loaf of bread and meat

Dominique once, in his slumber
Saw the Virgin's coat unfurled
Over Frairs without number
Preaching all around the world

Grant us now, oh Dominique
The grace of love and simple mirth
That we all may help to quicken
Godly life and truth on earth

Dominique, nique, nique s'en allait tout simplement
Routier pauvre et chantant
En tous chemins, en tous lieux, il ne parle que du bon Dieu

Il ne parle que du bon Dieu
A l'e poque ou Jean-sans-Terre de' Angleterre etait Roi
Dominique, notre Pere, combattit les Albigeois
Repeat first 4 lines: Chorus

Ni chameau, ni diligence il parcout l'Europe a pied
Scandinavie ou Provence dans la sainte pauvrete


Enflamma de toute ecole filles et garcons pleins d'ardeur
Et pour semer la Parole inventa les Freres-Precheurs


Chez Dominique et ses freres le pain s'en vint a manquer
Et deux anges se presenterent portant de grands pains dores


Dominique vit en reve les precheurs du monde entier
Sous le manteau de la Vierge en grand nombre rassembles


Dominique, mon bon Pere, garde-nous simples et gais
Pour annoncer a nos freres la Vie et la Verite


Writer/s: Regney, Noel / Sourire, Soeur
EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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On January 5th 1964, the Singing Nun performed "Dominique" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
At the time it was at #4 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; was #1 from December 1st to December 28th, 1963...
R.I.P. Jeanine 'Singing Nun' Deckers (1933 - 1985) and Mr. Sullivan (1901 - 1974).
- Barry, Sauquoit, NY
"Dominique" peaked at #1 (for 4 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100; it had entered the chart on November 9th and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
And on this same day it reached #1 (again for 4 weeks) on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Hits chart...
On both charts is was proceeded at #1 by "I'm Leaving It Up To You" by Dale & Grace and succeeded at #1 by "There! I've Said It Again" by Bobby Vinton.
- Barry, Sauquoit, NY
Sad stuff.
- Sioraf, Macroon, Ireland
I remember listening to this song when I was in grade school in the Philippines. That period in my life was to me...magical. It's so sad to think that many good artists suddenly bloom only to lose to the tragedies of this life. Van Gogh, The Cascades, John Lennon, and many others. And yes, Sor sourire(very,very sad). I wished she stayed in the convent. But I guess that's just the way it is. People leave their memories when they are the most beautiful in life. That's what makes their memories immortal. Thanks for uploading this rare gem of a song.
- jojo, kuwait, Kuwait
One thing you have to know about this song is that a part of its success comes in France on the game on words : " Dominique nique nique " in the french slang language " "nique " means to have sex with some one .
- milka, PARIS, France
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