Earworms While Marking

Even though I usually fire up my music while marking, today I still ended up with an irrational earworm that’s been buzzing in my head the last few hours. I have no idea why this song is stuck in my head, all I can say is that it’s a testament to my eclectic upbringing since I am in no way, shape or form a Catholic yet I learned this song when I was but a youngster and well enough that it is stuck in my head to this day. . . .

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 (etc.)

Perhaps I should memorize the French lyrics to Dominique and use this to improve my language skills?

4 Responses to “Earworms While Marking”

  1. ADM Says:

    Oh, the lyrics are grand! I had no idea. I am so going to try to remember to play that when I teach the Albigensian Crusade!

  2. ancarett Says:

    It’s a great little ditty AND really easy to remember!

  3. meg Says:

    OMG, I had forgotten all about that song! I always loved it. I’m gonna go see if I can buy it off iTunes.

  4. meg Says:

    Oh, what you made me do…. [see blog]