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And a parsnip in a pear tree
« on: December 26, 2016, 01:42:34 AM »
the title of this thread is what happened to come out (entirely by accident)  as I gazed at the contents of the fridge (parsnips, amongst other things) whilst singing "the twelve days of Christmas"  . i kinda like it. it's a tad more surreal than the original , isn't it?   

Anyways, encouraged by little fit of accidental creativity, i proceeded to entertain myself and long-suffering son with further variants, including a whole rash of hitherto -unknown additional verses. Here are my favourites (but then I'm a weirdo, ya know?)

"On the nth day of  Christmas my true love sent to me...Heisenberg's s Uncertainty Principle " Yeah, yeah, I know that doesn't scan , but hey ! I challenge you to sing it aloud without sounding uncertain.

"On the LAST day " [ deep, doom-laden voice here, please]" of Chrismas my true love sent to me....a bang, not a whimper"


Ooooh dooooom. I like doom :)  What else can we do that's doomy? Ah, I know..


"On the thirteenth day of Christmas , my true love sent to me....the WRONG tarot card,
Better start again, count backwards , here's the Fool again ,
And a parsniiiiiip in a pear tree "

(to really appreciate that verse , though you have to know that card no 13 is Death and  the first card is the Fool) .

Hey! and all without touching a drop of liquor! i don't need to drink to get tipsy, I really don't :)

Any further ideas for extra verses , folks?



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Re: And a parsnip in a pear tree
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 01:51:25 AM »
In Year 6 at school, we did the Australian version of that tune. I really don't remember much of it except "Eleven numbats nagging" - I and a friend were numbats. Her mum made us the coolest numbat costumes as well. Good memories.
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Re: And a parsnip in a pear tree
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 06:02:12 AM »
  Somebody said my name.  Here I am. :heisenberg:
"But you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable, and life's like an hourglass glued to the table.
  No one can find the rewind button now ... sing it if you understand."


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Re: And a parsnip in a pear tree
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2016, 09:20:36 AM »
  Somebody said my name.  Here I am. :heisenberg:

hey Weeble :)

I'm sure you're not wrong, but. hang on,  which of your many names did we say?

[edit: ah, i get it. Heisenberg . Silly me]

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Re: And a parsnip in a pear tree
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 05:36:47 PM »
  Somebody said my name.  Here I am. :heisenberg:

hey Weeble :)

I'm sure you're not wrong, but. hang on,  which of your many names did we say?

[edit: ah, i get it. Heisenberg . Silly me]

  I do love that show.  Bryan Cranston's work is outstanding. :heisenberg:
"But you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable, and life's like an hourglass glued to the table.
  No one can find the rewind button now ... sing it if you understand."


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