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Saturday, December 09, 2006

The 12 Days After Christmas

This was one of the "just for fun" songs last night at the concert. Grace thought it was hysterical!
The 12 Days After Christmas~lyrics by Frederick Silver
The first day after Christmas My true love and I had a fight And so I chopped the pear tree down And burnt it, just for spite
Then with a single cartridge I shot that blasted partridge My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me.
The second day after Christmas I pulled on the old rubber gloves And very gently wrung the necks Of both the turtle doves
My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me.
On the third day after Christmas My mother caught the croup I had to use the three French hens To make some chicken soup
The four calling birds were a big mistake For their language was obscene
The five golden rings were completely fake and turned my fingers green.
The sixth day after Christmas The six laying geese wouldn't lay So I sent the whole darn gaggle to the A.S.P.C.A.
On the seventh day, what a mess I found The seven swans-a-swimming all had drowned My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me.
The eighth day after Christmas Before they could suspect I bundled up the Eight maids-a-milking Nine ladies dancing Ten lords-a-leaping Eleven pipers piping Twelve drummers drumming - well, actually I kept one of the dancing ladies - And sent them back collect
I wrote my true love "We are through, love!"
And I said in so many words
"Furthermore your Christmas gifts were for the Birds!"


Amy said...

I absolutely love this!! May I copy it?

Anonymous said...

This is the best song I haven't found the lyrics to it ever since I was in Jr High a long time ago.....