11.30.2009

Music Monday: 12 Days

I don't know how it is at your house, but around here Christmas music starts playing no later than the day after Thanksgiving. This year it started even before Thanksgiving.

Last year we bought a very specific CD during the Christmas season for the entire family to enjoy. We listened to it too many times to count.

A few weeks before Thanksgiving this year my 13 year old son was asking to get this CD out and listen. And so we did.



Although he does not enjoy music near to the extent that I do, he did learn that he enjoys this album just as much as I do. In fact, it was his enjoyment of this album that caused him to realize he enjoys a cappella music in general.

This is the song that is responsible for getting us hooked on their music and buying their album, which of course includes this song.

Sit back, put your feet up... and enjoy... just for fun.



12 Days
by Straight No Chaser

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree.
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.
On the fourth day of Christ--
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, five golden rings
four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree

On the ninth day of Christmas, On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me my true love gave to me
9 ladies dancing 8 maids a milking
8 maids a milking 7 swans a swimming
7 swans a swimming 6 geese a laying
6 geese a laying 5---
Better not shout, you better not cry, you better not-- in a pear tree

On the ninth-- NO! On the eighth-- NO!

On the seventh day of Christmas deck the halls
my true love gave to me with boughs of holly
7 swans a swimming here we come a wassailing
6 geese a laying among the leaves so---
5 golden rings Faaa-laaa-la-la-la
4 calling birds
3 french hens
2 turtle doves here we come a wassailing
The boar's head in hand bear I among the leaves so green
Bedeck'd with bays

and partridge in a pear tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me
11 pipers piping (ding)
10 lords a leaping (dong)
9 ladies dancing (ding)
8 maids a milking (dong)
7 swans a swimming (ding)
6 geese a laying (dong)
5 golden rings
4 calling birds
3 french hens
2 turtle doves
and--rudolph the red nosed reindeer!

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me--

I have a little dradle, I made it out of clay, and when it's dry and ready, my dradle I shall play
Oh dradle......dradle....dradle..................(sorry)

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me--

doo doo do do doot dooooooo-(do de do de do de do de do de)
doo doo do do doot dooooooo-(do de do de do de do de do de)

On the twelfth day my true love gave to me
12 drummers drumming like olympus upon the serengeti
11 pipers piping, 10 lords a leaping

9 ladies dancing they were dancing for meeee
8 maids a milking they were milking just for me

I had Christmas down in Africa I had Christmas down in Africa
I had Christmas down in Africa (5 golden rings) I had Christmas down in Africa (5 golden rings)
I had Christmas down in Africa (5 golden rings) couldnt take the halls into the things we never had

doo doo do do doot dooooooo-(do de do de do de do de do de)
doo doo do do doot dooooooo-(do de do de do de do de do de)
partridge in a big pear tree-(do de do de do de do de do de)
partridge in a big pear tree




Head over to Shawntele's to see what others are saying about music they are enjoying.

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE it! This is great! I am sooo glad you shared this! =) =)
    I will have to find more of their songs!
    I hope you do not mind me sharing it!
    God bless!

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  2. This is a great clip. The 12 days of Christmas can get a little monotonous...this is a great diversion! Aloha! *;)

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  3. Oh! This is so fun. My husband and I got an extra kick out of it b/c there was an acapella group when we were in high school made up of some of our classmates and neighboring schools...they were amazing and this brought it all back!

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  4. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  5. Donetta, we have the Christmas tunes playing as well, 'tis the season! I love this version of the 12 Days of Christmas; I am going to share it with the kids tomorrow. Glad you linked up today, thank you. :)

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  6. Wheeee! That was fun! I absolutely love a capella and these boys are fantastic! I can't get over how tight they sound.

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  7. This is our favorite version of this song by far!

    I've been listening to Christmas music consistently since before my birthday 2 1/2 weeks ago. I love it!!

    Miss you, friend. Sorry I've been so absent lately.

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