Eleven pipers piping, ten snipers sniping…

December 22, 2010

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Blog Guy, a few days ago you made reference to a “long” version of the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Is there really a longer version?

christmas vertical 140 hiltonYes. The full album version is seldom played these days, since it takes about six hours.  Who has that kind of time?

Well, I love that song, so it’s great news to me that there are dozens of verses I never knew. Is the format the same as in the short version?

You bet. It starts with “On the 40th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 40 fractured femurs…”

And then?

Um, 40 fractured femurs, 39 dairy creamers, 38 vintage Bemers, 37 leering lemurs…

This is just great! Give me some more of the lyrics!

I don’t remember all of them. Let’s see, I do recall 31 gluttons scarfing, 30 Schnauzers arfing, 29 freshmen barfing…

Twenty Paris Hiltons, 19 books  of Milton’s, 18 wheels of Stiltons…

But then once you get down to the final twelve days, the lyrics are the standard ones?

Yeah, the usual. Eleven pipers piping, ten snipers sniping, nine lords a-leaping, eight Toms a-peeping…

Er, Blog Guy?

And so on like that, until you get to the big classic ending… AND A CARTRIDGE WITH A SPARE KEY!

If you’re really interested, my choral group will be performing the six-hour version on…

Sorry Blog Guy, I’m pretty sure I’ll be out of town whenever it is…

cartridge key combo 280Well, perhaps we can reschedule the…

Don’t make me take out a restraining order,  Blog Guy…

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28 blog readers dreaming,
27 con men scheming,
26 matadors sreaming…

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25 women steaming
24 time’s the healing 😉

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23 dogs a-barking
22 angels a-harking!

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19 cops a-narking
18 punks a-larking

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19 celebs sparking
18 pols a-barking
17 newsmen remarking
16 bloggers snarking

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Zero Parking Spaces
And a Negative Balance in my Check Book!

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15 VS models posing
14 fashion show attendees dozing

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15 wiki-leakers
14 G-men in sneakers
13 Swedish streakers

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17 seventy-six (yes, I borrowed it from the Simpsons)
16 Katy Perrys
15 whiners whining

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Yep. Zeitgeist wrecked it by unleashing the 13 Swedish streakers. Breaks the rhythm EVERY time.

Posted by onequartlow | Report as abusive

Hmm, I see what you mean.
OK then, seeing as how Mr Blog Guy has started at 11 and not 12, I shall try to finish off…
12 Doughnuts with sprinkling
11 Pipers piping
10 Snipers sniping
9 Lords a-leaping
8 Toms a-peeping
7 Swans-a-swimming
6 Mugs-a-brimming
5 Golden rings
4 Zombie models
3 French Hens
2 Sleeping brides
And a Cartridge with a Spare key

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

I hate that song.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

And, for those who will keep singing the song, it is “four colly birds,” not “calling birds.” “Colly” is another name for “blackbird.”

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Posted by shawngrggs | Report as abusive

Play it again, Sam.. brilliant Spin…
another quote from my fav cowboy movie…

Large Woman: Start this train!
Sundance Kid: Get back inside there, lady.
Large Woman: Oh, I’m not afraid of you, I’m not afraid of anything! I’m a grandmother and a female and I’ve got my rights. You can bully all the others, but you can’t bull me! I’ve fought whiskey and I’ve fought gambling and I can certainly fight you!

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Good to have you back, Shawn….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

World peace. And harsher sentencing for parole violators.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Thank you much, sir!

Though, I’m not sure enough time has passed for you to realize the truly epic scale of my original comment.

Posted by shawngrggs | Report as abusive

Oh, I noticed, Shawn. Lamar explained it to me.

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