Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree!

This is, of course, not any of the days of Christmas, which are, properly, December 25th through January 5th. This is Advent, and not even the twelfth day. But we're having a thimble blog here, not a catechism class, so here is the song anyway, with a nice thimble from Spode, the first in a series of twelve. I didn't want to clog poor Blogger with the lyrics to the whole darn song, so I put just the last verse, which includes all the foregoing ones.

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