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Thread #16362   Message #1364557
Posted By: Lighter
23-Dec-04 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: Twelve Days of Christmas-for teaching catechism?
Subject: RE: Twelve Days of Christmas
And the words of that earliest version are exactly those sung today except for "four *colley* birds," either blackbirds or titmice, to judge from the Oxford English Dictionary.