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Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...

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Subject: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,Ross Guertin
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:10 PM

I heard this a long time ago, I think it was taped from a Scottish radio station a while back; it's the drunk version of the 12 Days of Christmas... I think the last the first day goes something like "A wee mickie and a half pint." It's real, it was a live performance though, I don't even know who it was by, though he was a Scot. Anyone have the words to this, or at least know what I mean?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 12:46 AM

I do my own version of this one. Here it is with some American drinks named. Please feel free to substitute your own. ^^ On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a glass of Long Island Iced Tea
On the 2nd...2 pints of Guinness, and a pint...
On the 3rd...3 Scotch and Sodas, 2 pints..
On the 4th...4 Gin & Tonics, 3 Scotch...
On the 5th...5 Cuervo Gold!! 4 Gin...
On the 6th...6 Blood Marys, 5 Cuervo...
On the 7th...7 Dry martinis, 6 Bloody...
On the 8th...8 Margaritas, 7 Dry...
On the 9th...9 Manhattans, 8 Margaritas...
On the 10th..10 Sex-on-the beaches,9 Manhattans...
On the 11th..11 Screaming Orgasms, 10 Sex...
on the 12th..12 Alka-Seltzer, 11 Screaming...

I've also done this all the way up to 22 Days of Christmas with a different drink for each day, culminating with the Alka-Seltzer. Merry Christmas.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 12:49 AM

Oh, yeah. I call it the 12 Drinks of Christmas, even when I sing 22, and if you pretend to get drunker as the song progresses, it has a nice comic effect. Now, let's sit back and wait for the MADD threads to start.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas
From: Anahootz
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 02:10 AM

How 'bout the Canadian version, as done by Bob & Doug? They only get to #8 before they get in an argument aboot where the donuts come in, but from 8 it goes:

8 comic books
7 packs of smokes
6 packs of two-four
5 golden toques
4 pounds of Back Bacon
3 french toast
2 turtlenecks
And a beer...in a tree.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: Big Tim
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 01:59 AM

Anyone remember the comedy version (by Frank Skerrit?) in the 80s. Was quite a hit single, can't lay my hands on my copy at present. Based on the actuality of receiving all those gifts in the confined space of an ordinary house. Hilarious, especially after a couple of sherries on Christmas Day.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 04:40 AM

There was one done by Bill Barclay from Scotland, I don't know if anyone out there know's him.

However I would like to get the words to his 12 days of Christmas (Drunk version)

Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: Big Tim
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 05:03 AM

I've dug out the old single. Who's Frank Skerrit? It was actually by Frank Kelly, very,very,very Irish, prob Dub, in 1983. Called "Christmas Countdown" ("traditional"). I believe it was a big hit in Ireland and only a minor one in UK. Don't have time to transcribe the whole thing now - big job with no "pause" control. The first two verses are;

Day One. Dear Nuala, thank you very much for your lovely present of a partridge in a pear tree. We're getting the hang og feeding the partridge now although it was difficult at first to win its confidence. It bit the mother rather badly on the hand but they're good friends now and we're keeping the pear tree indoors in a bucket. Thank you again. Yours affectionately Guvnot(?) O'Lunacy.

Day Two. Dear Nuala, I cannot tell you how surprised we were to hear from you soon again and to receive your lovely present of two turtle doves. You really are too kind. At first the partridge was very jealous and suspicious of the doves and they had a terrible rowin' the night the doves arrived. We had to send for the vet and the stitches are due to come out in a week or two. The vets bill came to nearly 12 pounds.

After this the chaos gradually builds up ending up with the poor ould mother on two bottles of whiskey a day plus 128 grains of valium in "a home for the bewildered"! "Dear Nuala" becomes "ye ould bag" and "slurryhead", the vets bill skyrockets, terrible goings on between the eight maids a milking and the eleven lords a leaping, etc.

Extremely funny!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 10:03 AM

Was it Frank Kelly or someone else who worked out the full implications of the accumulation? - 1st day, a partridge, 2nd day 2 turtle doves and a partridge - by day 12 the recipient had acquired 12 partridges, 22 turtle doves, 30 French hens, 36 colleybirds, 42 geese (a-laying, so there might have been more) and 42 swans. Plus 40 maids a-milking (which suggests there must have been a few cows around too) and another hundred assorted bodies (dancing ladies, leaping lords, pipers and drummers drummers). No wonder she needed a drink (at least she had the 40 gold rings to pay for one).

The Kipper Family used to perform the Poacher's Christmas, starting with a partridge in a sack. On one of the days there were rabbits, all with dirty habits, so the total would have been increasing exponentially.....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,Blackford John
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 02:21 PM

Does anyone know the version sung by Andy Ramage


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,Lighter at work
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 05:41 PM

How about the Vietnam War version? Starts with "old Ho Chi gave to me - a sniper in a palm tree."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:09 PM

I just bought a copy of the Frankie Ford version in hopes of finding the one where a lady sings it.No lady singing but it was the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,Jack
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 03:15 PM

The Scots version was indeed sung by Bill Barclay who used to appear regularly on Radio Forth in Edinburgh when I lived up there.

His webpage is here: http://www.billbarclay.com/

On the first day of Christmas his true-love gave to him a Wee Heavy and a half pint.

J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: Schantieman
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 10:53 AM

There was a play on the radio one Christmas - well, more of a monologue really. Penelope Keith or someone of that ilk reading her letters of thanks (at first) to her true love. Rather like Big Tim's contribution above. Eventually she calls in her solicitors. You had to be there.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 11:33 AM

I remember a similar version sung by a female and with each line she talked like she was getting a little more smashed as she sang. This dates back to the early 70s. Anyone remember it? I think WGN in Chicago used to play it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,pacer@mail.uch.org
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 12:16 PM

I've been trying to get that female version from the 70's. The funniest I've ever heard! I heard it on the LOOP several times and then found it on cassett in some little store near sox park. Can't locate it. PLEASE...anyone who knows where to find it, let me know!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,Scotus
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 07:08 PM

I'm pretty sure Andy Ramage's version is from Bill Barclay (but it may be the other way round, of course).

Jack


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 07:22 PM

I once sent a fancily-printed version of the formal Edwardian-style "Twelve Thank-you Notes of Christmas" to my relatives as a Christmas card. Same basic idea as the version above, but ending with a summons from a solicitor.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,kevin
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 03:43 PM

www.aprilwinchell.com has the female version of this song in the multimedia section.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 08:20 PM

Buy the CD "Bah humbug": the Bill Barclay version is on there along with another dozen or so very funny "Alternative christmas songs" - greentrax recordings G2CD7007 at www.greentrax.com. According to the CD sleeve, Bill Barclay originally recorded it in 1974, but re-recorded it for Greentrax in 1991.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 07:23 PM

LOZER just give me the wordz to the 12 dayz of drunkin xmas out therre cuz we gettin drunk over herre! yay yayeee


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: Henrik W.
Date: 12 Dec 04 - 08:03 AM

Drinks in Bill Barclay's rendition

1st day: wee heavy and a half pint
2nd day: two nips of gin
3rd day: three black and tans
4th day: four Baby chams
5th day: five Happy Days
6th day: six Carlsberg specials
7th day: seven rum & cokes
8th day: eight nips of whisky
9th day: nine vodka'n'limes
10th day: ten creme de menthes
11th day: eleven Blue Lagoons
12th day: twelve Alka Selzers

Actual version impossible to reproduce in writing - must be heard!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: Flash Company
Date: 12 Dec 04 - 10:09 AM

The Penelope Keith version is probably the one written by John Julius Norwich, in which the true love starts off delighted with the partridge, gradually becomes more exasperated, and finally breaks off the engagement on the arrival of 'the entire percussion section of The Liverpool Philharmonic'.
There is also a television version which I can't remember beyond the first day being ' A sixty inch colour TV' and featuring along the way 'Five Old Bings'

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,Susu
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 09:41 AM

The female version was supposedly by Madeline Kahn, but I could not verify that. I have an old copy still and could translate it if anyone wants, but I don't know where you can get an actual copy of the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,Susu (susanneboston@msn.com)
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 12:09 PM

Okay after going to the website by April Winchell I learned that the artist was Fay McKay (I think I knew that like 100 years ago but forgot, and then a local station here in Dallas said they thought it was Madeline Kahn so I thought that wouldn't surprise me. Here are the Lyrics to that version as best I could do on short notice. I could get more detailed on the gibberish if you want, but you will have to email the request to me. Susu
12 Daze of Christmas

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 to me 2 Cutty Sarks, and a partridge in a pear tree.
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me 3 Old Crows, 2 Cutty Sarks, and a partridge in a pear tree.
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me 4 Old Fitzgerald's, 3 Old Crows, 2 Cutty Sarks, and a partridge in a pear tree.
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me- 5 dry riiiiigh - rye (giggles), 4 Old Fitzgerald's, 3 Old Crows, 2 Cutty Saaarks (belching the word Sarks), and a partridge in a pear tree.
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me 6 Cuba Libre's, 5 dry riiiiigh rye, 4 Old Fitzgerald's, 3 Old Crows, 2 Cutty Saahhh , and a tree, and a bird with the fruit on the limb.
On, on the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me 7 Johnny Walkers, 6 Cuba Libre's, 5 dry rye, 4 Old Fitzgerald's            , 3 Old Crows, 2 Cutty Sss, and a tree, and a tree, and a tree in the meadow.
On the eighth day of Christm, on the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave me 8 Sea Old Fashions, 7, 7, 7 Johnny Walkers, 6 Cuba Libre's, ah (skips 5), 4 Old Fitzgerald's, 3 Old Crows, 2 Cut, and a, and a surrey with the fringe on the top.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave meeee 9 my, my, 9 my, mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the- 9 mar- margaritas, 8 Sea Old Fashions, 7 Johnny Walkers, 6 Cuba Libre's, aaahh, 4 Old Fitzgerald's, 3 Old Crows, eed uuh, uh, doo doo doo dee do (whistles).
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave 10 rum mai hai, 9 ria 9 ris, 9, 9 roto rotors, 8 Sea Old Fashions, 7 Johnny Walkers, 6 Cuba, iah, oh, chucka chucka chucka, aaahh, (whistles).
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true gave love to meeeeeee 11, 11, 11 (makes puking sounds and coughs thank you) bloody mary's, 10 rum mai hai, 9 ria, 8 Sea (quickly runs through the rest of it making gibberish noises then whistles)
On twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave meeeee 12 by my sweetie, 11 of that green stuff, 10 mai mahama, 9 rigor mortis, 8 Sea Old Fash, 7 somma, 6 shuue, ohh uuhhh, 4, 4 Old Fitz, 4, 4 Old Fitzgerald's, 3 Old Crows, 2 City Parks and a cartridge in a pear treeeee.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,Susu (susanneboston@msn.com)
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 12:26 PM

It won't let me create a link (I get an error message stating that this site is stealing the links site's bandwidth) but I can send it to anyone who emails me for it. Susu


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: PoppaGator
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 01:27 PM

Heard on the radio last night: Frankie Ford's "12 Drinks of Christmas." (That's Frankie Ford who recorded "Sea Cruise" in the 1950s, not Frank Ford of www.frets.com.)

Frankie's is a New-Orleans-flavored version, with references to Hurricanes and Ramos Fizzes included in his roster of drinks. He tries to sound as drunk as possible, and progressively moreso as the song progresses; on the third day he gets "3 Chivas Regals," but by the 8th or 10th day it has become something like "3 Reegus Chevals."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,maimzini@pacbell.net
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 07:57 PM

I haved the recording. It is definitely not Madeline Kahn. I'm in radio and play it where we broadcast. I've had the recording for years, finding it on a tape and keeping it ever since. I have played it every year at Christmas time, never knowing who it was, nor ever being able to find it in record stores. Lord knows I've looked. I chalked it up to a female comedienne of the kind that thrived in the early sixties, when the performing venues were in the Catskills and Miami Beach. These were the days when Jackie Gleason did his show in Miami and Johnny Carson was based in New York City.

Intrepid listeners have been on the hunt this year and we have several leads as to the singer's identity. A recording? Well, who knows. Someone has it somewhere who might someday make it commercially available. We've talked about doing that next year as a charity effort. We'll see. The "quest" among listeners has taken a life all its own though, and of course, the song is priceless and brilliantly performed.

Bruce
Sacramento


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,susu
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 10:22 AM

Ok folks! here is some answers for you. As I stated before the artist is FAY MCKAY, she was a comedienne in the 60's performing with Liberace on several occasions. She was kind of plump in a Roseanne Barr way, I say Barr because that was one of here thinnest periods, kind of roly poly. I believe she is no longer with us, but she was a comic genius with this song but never got the recognition she deserved. The actual name of the song is "The 12 Daze of Christmas". Happy Holidaze to all of you. Susanne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: breezy
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 10:52 AM

must endorse the Bill Barclays rendition


'Join in , Its easy'
+
'I didnt make a noise during the bingo'

'Dya no no the wurds?'

+

'Watch yer timing'

The CD 'Bah humbug' only came out two years ago I think, great pressie from Greentrax - not as I previously thought.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 05:44 AM

I gave all the details higher up the post, Breezy. How many cums and rokes (as in Bill Barclay song) have you had?
Cheers and Garry Crimble to all
Batty Togle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 10:55 AM

I just heard the female version this morning -- The 12 Drunk Days of Christmas. The singer is Fay McKay and I'm trying to locate it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: ossonflags
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 04:06 PM

" On the first day of Christmas I took to bed with me, my Lord Montague of Beulee"...............................


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Subject: Copy of 12 Daze of Christmas (Fay McKay)
From: GUEST,Susu (susanneboston@msn.com)
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 05:12 PM

Hey guest who posted this morning @10:55 a.m. about the Fay McKay version, I have it. Susu


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 07:10 PM

Bill Barclay is in the line-up for Maggie Cruickshank's annual charity concert at the Pleasance Edinburgh on 15th January: hope it won't be too long after Christmas for him to do the song!
Tickets always sell out fast for Maggie's concert: if anyone's interested, PM me for more details.
TB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,cindy
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 11:10 AM

To Susanne of Boston, I would love it, if I could somehow download a copy of the Fay McKay version. Do you think it's possible?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 12:43 PM

Fay McKay is still alive. I just heard her on a local NH radio station, doing a phone interview.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 07:41 PM

! http://www.playingsafely.co.uk/12stisofchristmas/12-STIs.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,mollyboland@nf.sympatico.ca
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 11:28 AM

I've been trying to find the lyrics for this version of "The 12 Days of Christmas". If you could e-mail them to me I'd be very grateful.
Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,susu (susanneboston@msn.com)
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 12:37 PM

Molly, if you are looking for the Fay McKay version, then look above to my post dated- 15 Dec 04 - 12:09 PM. If you are looking for another artists' rendering then you may wish to submit a new request listing which one you are looking for. Best of luck. Susu


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Subject: Re: Lyrics to humorous version of "The 12 days.."
From: GUEST,mollyboland@nf.sympatico.ca
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 01:37 PM

I think the version is called "Christmas Countdown", and features a mother who is driven to valium and whiskey in her attempt to cope with the accumulation of gifts over the twelve days.
Thanks again.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN (Frank Kelly)
From: GUEST,susu (susanneboston@msn.com)
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 02:32 PM

Molly,you would be talking about Frank Kelly's version here you go. Hope this helps. Susu

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN
(Frank Kelly)

Day One
Dear Nuala,
Thank you very much for your lovely present of a partridge in a pear-tree. We're getting the hang of feeding the partridge now, although it was difficult at first to win its confidence. It bit the mother rather badly on the hand but they're good friends now and we're keeping the pear-tree indoors in a bucket. Thank you again.
Yours affectionately,
Gobnait O'Lúnasa (pronounced Govnet O'Lunacy)

Day Two
Dear Nuala,
I cannot tell you how surprised we were to hear from you so soon again and to receive your lovely present of two turtle doves. You really are too kind. At first the partridge was very jealous and suspicious of the doves and they had a terrible row the night the doves arrived. We had to send for the vet but the birds are okay again and the stitches are due to some out in a week or two. The vet's bill was £8 but the mother is over her annoyance now and the doves and the partridge are watching the telly from the pear-tree as I write.
Yours ever,
Gobnait

Day Three
Dear Nuala,
We must be foremost in your thoughts. I had only posted my letter when the three French hens arrived. There was another sort-out between the hens and the doves, who sided with the partridge, and the vet had to be sent for again. The mother was raging because the bill was £16 this time but she has almost cooled down. However, the fact that the birds' droppings keep falling down on her hair whilen she's watching the telly, doesn't help matters. Thanking you for your kindness.
I remain,
Your Gobnait

Day Four
Dear Nuala,
You mustn't have received my last letter when you were sending us the four calling birds. There was pandemonium in the pear-tree again last night and the vet's bill was £32. The mother is on sedation as I write. I know you meant no harm and remain your close friend.
Gobnauit

Day Five
Nuala,
Your generosity knows no bounds. Five gold rings ! When the parcel arrived I was scared stiff that it might be more birds, because the smell in the living-room is atrocious. However, I don't want to seem ungrateful for the beautiful rings.
Your affectionate friend,
Gobnait

Day Six
Nuala,
What are you trying to do to us ? It isn't that we don't appreciate your generosity but the six geese have not alone nearly murdered the calling birds but they laid their eggs on top of the vet's head from the pear-tree and his bill was £68 in cash ! My mother is munching 60 grains of Valium a day and talking to herself in a most alarming way. You must keep your feelings for me in check.
Gobnait

Day Seven
Nuala,
W e are not amused by your little joke. Seven swans-a-swimming is a most romantic idea but not in the bath of a private house. We cannot use the bathroom now because they've gone completely savage and rush the door every time we try to enter. If things go on this way, the mother and I will smell as bad as the living-room carpet. Please lay off. It is not fair.
Gobnait

Day Eight
Nuala,
Who the hell do you think gave you the right to send eight, hefty maids-a-milking here, to eat us out of house and home ? Their cattle are all over the front lawn and have trampled the hell out of the mother's rose-beds. The swans invaded the living-room in a sneak attack and the ensuing battle between them and the calling birds, turtle doves, French hens and partridge make the Battle of the Somme seem like Wanderly Wagon. The mother is on a bottle of whiskey a day, as well as the sixty grains of Valium. I'm very annoyed with you.
Gobnait

Day Nine
Listen you louser !
There's enough pandemonium in this place night and day without nine drummers drumming, while the eight flaming maids-a-milking are beating my poor, old alcoholic mother out of her own kitchen and gobbling everything in sight. I'm warning you, you're making an enemy of me.
Gobnait

Day Ten
Listen manure-face,
I hope you'll be haunted by the strains of ten pipers piping which you sent to torment us last night. They were aided in their evil work by those maniac drummers and it wasn't a pleasant sight to look out the window and see eight hefty maids-a-milking pogo-ing around with the ensuing punk-rock uproar. My mother has just finished her third bottle of whiskey, on top of a hundred and twenty four grains of Valium. You'll get yours !
Gobnait O'Lúnasa

Day Eleven
You have scandalised my mother, you dirty Jezebel,
It was bad enough to have eight maids-a-milking dancing to punk music on the front lawn but they've now been joined by your friends ~ the eleven Lords-a-leaping and the antics of the whole lot of them would leave the most decadent days of the Roman Empire looking like "Outlook". I'll get you yet, you 'ould bag !

Day Twelve
Listen slurry head,
You have ruined our lives. The twelve maidens dancing turned up last night and beat the living daylights out of the eight maids-a-milking, 'cos they found them carrying on with the eleven Lords-a-leaping. Meanwhile, the swans got out of the living-room, where they'd been hiding since the big battle, and savaged hell out of the Lords and all the Maids. There were eight ambulances here last night, and the local Civil Defence as well. The mother is in a home for the bewildered and I'm sitting here, up to my neck in birds' droppings, empty whiskey and Valium bottles, birds' blood and feathers, [sobbing] while the flaming cows eat the leaves off the pear-tree. I'm a broken man.
Gobnait O'Lúnasa


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,mollyboland@nf.sympatico.ca
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 05:06 PM

That's the one. Thanks a lot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: susu
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 10:04 PM

You are very welcome. Susu


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas
From: pdq
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 11:06 PM

'susu' appears to have joined Mudcat.

Is this an attempt to bring 'harmony' to Mudcat?

Anyway, welcome susu!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: susu
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 08:27 PM

Well pdq, since I am a wealth of useless knowledge, I thought I may as well join in. For some reasone everything I know seems to come in handy here! Thanks for the welcome. Susu


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 10:32 PM

The 'drunk' days of Christmas was a 45 record released in 1983 by Fay Mc Kay on Halo records. It's extremely rare and the demand is huge. Copies on Ebay can auction up to $150. Was never issued on CD anywhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas...
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 11:18 PM

ossonflags: I believe that's spelled Beaulieu.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: The cats eat the rats and the rats eat the cats and we get the skins for nothing. :||


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas
From: GUEST,"12 daze" is on Ebay now
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 02:03 AM

The 12 daze of Christmas by Fay McKay is on Ebay now.
Here is the url link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/12-daze-days-Christmas-DRUNK-VERSION-Fay-McKay-twisted_W0QQitemZ4789668372QQcategoryZ306QQssPageNameZWDVWQQr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas
From: GUEST,Looking for a Song
Date: 26 Nov 05 - 11:19 AM

Does anyone know if Paul Lynde (Uncle Arthur on Bewitched) did a drunk version of the 12 days of christmas? When I was coming home from college sometime between 1988 and 1991 I heard the funniest version of the twelve days of christmas. I recall that the guy sounded like Paul Lynde. It may have been a sound a like. He sang the song in English without any English or Scottish accent but continued to get more and more drunk. It seemed to me the first day of christmas was a Martini. Not sure.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drunk version of 12 Days Of Christmas
From: Artful Codger
Date: 26 Nov 05 - 04:38 PM

I vaguely recall Paul Lynde doing that.

When I hear the 12 days of Christmas, I'm reminded of a song the Smothers Brothers once did on their 60's TV series:

MONDAY WE SAW ON TV
(The Smothers Brothers)

Monday we saw on TV
A toy to buy for Christmas:
A sexy Sally doll with skin-tight stretch pants.
Oh boy, oh boy, we really gotta get that toy!

Tuesday we saw on TV
A Toy to buy for Christmas:
Melvin Monster, nasty plastic man
And a sexy Sally doll with skin-tight stretch pants.
Oh boy, oh boy, we really gotta get that toy!

[You get the pattern.]

Monday ... A Sexy Sally doll with skin-tight stretch pants
Tuesday ... Melvin Monster, nasty plastic man
Wednesday ... Kittyland A-Go-Go, a swinging doll house
Thursday ... Bang, bang! A submachine gun! Boy, what a toy for war games!
Friday ... A wig, a wig, a Little Wendy wig for fifty dollars
Saturday ... Boom, boom! A little bitty H-bomb. Boom, boom, a patriotic toy
[slower] Sunday we saw on TV the following [??]: [Dick delivered a short sermon against the overcommercialization of Christmas.]

I must've been about 10 when I heard this. I remember the song so well because I'd just gotten a small reel-to-reel tape recorder for Christmas. When the show reran, I was ready!


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