Sunday, December 17, 2006

The 12 Days of Christmas - Aussie Style

On the FIRST day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
A kookaburra in a gum tree.

On the SECOND day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Two snakes on skis,
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.

On the THIRD day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Three wet galahs,
Two snakes on skis,
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.

On the FOURTH day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Four lyrebirds,
Three wet galahs,
Two snakes on skis,
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.


On the FIFTH day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Five kangaroos,
Four lyrebirds,
Three wet galahs,
Two snakes on skis,
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.

On the SIXTH day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Six sharks a-surfing,
Five kangaroos,
Four lyrebirds,
Three wet galahs,
Two snakes on skis,
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.

On the SEVENTH day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Seven emus laying,
Six sharks a-surfing,
Five kangaroos,
Four lyrebirds,
Three wet galahs,
Two snakes on skis,
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.

On the EIGHTH day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Eight dingos dancing,
Seven emus laying,
Six sharks a-surfing,
Five kangaroos,
Four lyrebirds,
Three wet galahs,
Two snakes on skis,
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.

On the NINTH day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Nine crocs a-snoozing,
Eight dingos dancing,
Seven emus laying,
Six sharks a-surfing,
Five kangaroos,
Four lyrebirds,
Three wet galahs,
Two snakes on skis,
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.

On the TENTH day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Ten wombats washing,
Nine crocs a-snoozing,
Eight dingos dancing,
Seven emus laying,
Six sharks a-surfing,
Five kangaroos,
Four lyrebirds,
Three wet galahs,
Two snakes on skis,
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.

On the ELEVENTH day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Eleven lizards leaping,
Ten wombats washing,
Nine crocs a-snoozing,
Eight dingos dancing,
Seven emus laying,
Six sharks a-surfing,
Five kangaroos,
Four lyrebirds,
Three wet galahs,
Two snakes on skis,
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.

On the TWELFTH day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Twelve possums playing,
Eleven lizards leaping,
Ten wombats washing,
Nine crocs a-snoozing,
Eight dingos dancing,
Seven emus laying,
Six sharks a-surfing,
Five kangaroos,
Four lyrebirds,
Three wet galahs,
Two snakes on skis,
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.

17 comments:

Gattina said...

What a nice poeme ! And I love the Kookaburra ! I read about this funny bird on an Australian blog and asked what it was. Apparently they are alarm clocks ! I wish I had one in my garden !

Anonymous said...

Hi Meow, I'm thinking that your pink colour scheme change means you have come over to Beta.
I was searching for a particular parody of the 12 days of Christmas tonight and came across this version, which I had never seen before, there are many others too.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Very Australian, Meow! I enjoyed reading it.

Heidi said...

I loved reading an Aussie xmass song! :)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Neat! I’ll add this one to the other versions I’ve collected. Thanks!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

ok, it worked, it worked, i am here..

so, how do snakes ski when they got noe legs?..hehe

Anonymous said...

Another tear in the eye moment. I really miss Australia when I read lines like these. Thankyou for that taste of home.

Meow said...

Gattina ... thank you. Kookaburras are great, but they are terribly noisy at the most inappropriate times !!!

Peter ... hmmmm, nope, I have always had a pink colour scheme !!! There are lots of interesting Aussie version Christmas songs out there !

Jean-Luc ... thank you, I'm glad.

Heidi ... thanks, they're fun, aren't they !!

Nick ... glad I could add to your collection !!

Bossy ... yay, you made it back ... wonder what happened !! Ummm, snakes on skis ... use your inagination, perhaps !!

Marie ... aaawwww, I guess you must really miss Australia. Don't know that I could live anywhere else ... visit, yes, live, no !!

Glad you all enjoyed this version of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Take care, Meow

Neo said...

Meow - Hmmmm, must be an Australian thing eh?

I feel so stupid for not knowing what all that stuff is. *pout*

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

Anonymous said...

Cute! Happy almost Christmas! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha...love it meow! lol

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha...love it meow! lol

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the double post, meow...not sure how that happened! (Can't blame it on too much Christmas cheer as I've not had any yet!" ;)

Meow said...

Neo ... I tried posting pictures to go with the song, so non-Aussies would know what they are, but evil Blogger wouldn't let me. I just tried again today, too ... nada !! Never mind.

Kimananda ... thank you, and likewise.

Lee ... thank you. It is a fun song. The kids at school sing it for their Christmas concert ... lots of fun !!

Take care, Meow

Michael Manning said...

Hey, Meow! I ned to ask this: What are Three wet galahs?

lol!
Michael

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Hi Meow
I love this it is so fun , I have a question
a kookaburra is a bird ,dont laugh now !
And a galah is a??????????? I know some others want to know but dont want to be thought of as stun so I'll ask for them ,I dont mind being called stun as me arse ! LOL


I like the eight dingos dancing LOL
this must be fun to sing , I will have it in my head through the Holidays , everyone will think I've gone mad!
I must print it off for fun
Thanks and Have a great day friend

Greeneyes

Meow said...

Michael ... galahs are a type of cockatoo, pink and grey ... I put a new post showing pics of them and the other animals.

Greeneyes ... Giggle .... a galah is a pink and grey cockatoo type bird.
I had a couple questions asked about some of these animals, so I posted their pics on a new post !!
Yesterday nasty blogger wouldn't let me post pics, so I had to figure out a new way to do it. It is a sort of word processing package, found at www.wbloggar.com, and it allows you to prepare your post off-line (if you want), including the code for the pics (I use photobucket for that), then preview it, before posting it ... no problems with the photos this way !!! Worked for me, anyway !!! I get so frustrated with Blogger sometimes ... grrrrrr !!

Glad you enjoyed the poem/song ... it get stuck in my head, too. When the kids at school sing it at their christmas concert, they all have some of the animals in their hands, so when a particular animal is sung, that animal (a stuffed toy, not real one!) is lifted up ... so much fun !!

Take care, Meow