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domingo, julio 10, 2016

MORE 12TH DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

The following is a variation on the famous song about the twelve Days of Christmas from Scotland. Gather a few friends around the fire. Have one of them say or sing the first verse aloud. 
Then have everyone repeat it, the same with the next verse and so on. As the verses get longer, whoever makes a slip in repeating the lines pays a forfeit - any small object they may possess such as a candy or a nut. (Note also the 13th day of Yule - a sure sign of an ancient origin.) 

The Days of Yule The King sent his lady on the first Yule dayA papingo-aye (exotic parrot).

Who learns my carol and carries it away? The king sent his lady on the second Yule dayThree partricks (partridges), a papingo-aye.
Who learns my carol and carries it away? The king sent his lady on the third Yule dayThree plovers, three partricks, a papingo-aye.
Who learns my carol and carries it away? The king sent his lady on the fourth Yule dayA goose that was greyThree plovers, three partricks, a papingo-aye.
Who learns my carol and carries it away? The king sent his lady on the fifth Yule dayThree starlings, a goose that was grey Three plovers, three partricks, a papingo-aye.
Who learns my carol and carries it away? The king sent his lady on the sixth Yule dayThree goldspinks, three starlings,a goose that was greyThree plovers, three partricks, a papingo-aye.
Who learns my carol and carries it away? The king sent his lady on the seventh Yule dayA bull that was brown, three goldspinksThree starlings, a goose that was greyThree plovers, three partricks, a papingo-aye.
Who learns my carol and carries it away? The king sent his lady on the eighth Yule dayThree ducks a merry layingA bull that was brown, three goldspinksThree starlings, a goose that was greyThree plovers, three partricks, a papingo-aye.
Who learns my carol and carries it away? The king sent his lady on the ninth Yule dayThree swans a-merry swimming,Three ducks a merry layingA bull that was brown, three goldspinksThree starlings, a goose that was greyThree plovers, three partricks, a papingo-aye.
Who learns my carol and carries it away? The king sent his lady on the tenth Yule dayAn Arabian baboon, Three swans a-merry swimming,Three ducks a merry layingA bull that was brown, three goldspinksThree starlings, a goose that was greyThree plovers, three partricks, a papingo-aye.
Who learns my carol and carries it away? The King sent his lady on the eleventh Yule dayThree hinds a-merry hunting, An Arabian baboon, Three swans a-merry swimming,Three ducks a merry layingA bull that was brown, three goldspinksThree starlings, a goose that was greyThree plovers, three partricks, a papingo-aye.
Who learns my carol and carries it away? The King sent his lady on the twelfth Yule dayThree maids a-merry dancing,Three hinds a-merry hunting, An Arabian baboon, Three swans a-merry swimming,Three ducks a merry layingA bull that was brown, three goldspinksThree starlings, a goose that was greyThree plovers, three partricks, a papingo-aye.
Who learns my carol and carries it away? The King sent his lady on the thirteenth Yule dayThree stalks a-merry corn,Three maids a-merry dancing,Three hinds a-merry hunting, 
An Arabian baboon, Three swans a-merry swimming,Three ducks a merry laying
A bull that was brown, three goldspinksThree starlings, a goose that was greyThree plovers, three partricks, a papingo-aye. 
Who learns my carol and carries it away?

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