The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16362   Message #152470
Posted By: Jacob Bloom
21-Dec-99 - 12:43 PM
Thread Name: Twelve Days of Christmas-for teaching catechism?
Subject: RE: Twelve Days of Christmas
I understand that the older French word for partridge is pertrix, pronounced pear-tree, and that the original version of the song had the first gift as "a partridge, une pertrix."