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Old 06-27-2006, 11:29 PM
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Lyrics sung by the monks in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

To the best of my recollection, it went something like:

Vine Jesu Domini
Bonae est requiem


Have I got that more-or-less right? Is it based on some actual Latin chant Medieval monks might have sung? How would it translate into English?
Old 06-27-2006, 11:44 PM
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Pie Iesu Domine. Dona Eis Requiem.
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"Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem."

I believe it's from Dies Irae.
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Monk Chant

Pie Jesu Domine
Dona eis requiem


Compassionate Lord Jesus,
grant them rest
Q: What do the monks chant in the film?
A: The language they are chanting is in Latin and the phrase is ...
"Pie Iesu Domine. Dona Eis Requiem." It means "Holy Lord Jesus.
Grant them rest." The phrases are included in many Catholic funeral
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According to wiki, it appears so, and translates to:

Compassionate Lord Jesus, grant them rest.
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Here's a recent thread on the subject.
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Originally Posted by thelurkinghorror
I believe it's from Dies Irae.
Yes, they're the last two lines of the hymn Dies Irae, the Sequence from the mass for the dead ("Requiem Mass") in the traditional, pre-Vatican II Roman Rite. Nowadays most people would only come across the Dies Irae in concert performances of one of the famous orchestral settings of the Requiem Mass (e.g. by Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Dvorak etc). Of course the Dies Irae is still sung at traditional Latin Requiem Masses. I sang it at one such funeral mass only a couple of weeks ago.
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Don't forget the most critical part of the translation:

thwack (thwăk)
tr.v. thwacked, thwack·ing, thwacks
To strike or hit with a flat object; whack.
A hard blow with a flat object; a whack.
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