28 December 2008

Good Doggie Friends

OK pals, here is another one for you. This song was written sometime around 1300 by a Dominican mystic, Heinrich Suso. Now, you may not know it, but some of my best friends are Dominican priests and brothers. And one of them once told me that the name of their order comes from the Latin words, Domini Canes. Translated: God's Dogs. So, I think this is very appropriate. For those of you who like to hum along, the tune is the same as In Dulce Julbilo, and some guy named Bach has a version that might be in the top ten any day now.
Good doggie friends rejoice
With bark and yip give voice!

Give ye heed to what we say
Happy Holidays today
Parents, friends may come and see
Join our doggie jubiliee
Join our doggie jubilee

Good doggie friends , rejoice
With bark and yip give voice
Now ye hear of endless treats!
All good dogs should share in this
We know where the treats are stored.
Tummies now are full of bliss
Doggies come and share in this
Doggies come and share in this

Good doggie friends rejoice
With bark and yip give voice!
Now ye need not scrimp and save:
Treats for all Good Santa gave
Come now one and come now all
Join us in the dining hall
Dance and run with yips and barks
Dance and run with yips and barks


Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

Hey Gussie and Muzzer!! We haven't been around, but hope we can catch up soon. We LOVE your songs. Now we need to go back and read them all. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Anonymous said...

You guys sure love the Holidays! We bet it is super fun at your house during the season!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Another Gus-sterpiece fur the spirit!


COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

We love your tunes, Gus. Happy New Year!

Patience-please said...

You are some great doggie friends to have, that's for sure!

wags from the whippets

Duke said...

We LOVE this song! What fun and we love the picture of Snoopy! Another winner, Gussie and muzzer!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eduardo said...

That was marvelous! I just don't know what to expect next!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Anonymous said...

oh Gus!

you are certainly in the lead for Dog Poet Laureate, you are blinking doggie brilliant!

we love your pomes. and words.

Happy New Year to you and yours

love from Marvin and Jeannie xxxxx

Koobuss said...

My mom loves this melody! Have your ever heard Percy Faith and his Orchestra instrumental version of this? It's gorgeous.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Joe Stains said...

My tummy is not very full of bliss right now, I think since you posted this song it should be!! I am going to bug Mom!

STAG said...

One has such a hard time imagining a Dominican friar singing...grin!