Carol

Come to our Nativity play

Raggy doll asleep on the hay

Itchy knickers, bogey-pickers,

I’ve got a bit to say.

O, I’m the star as you can tell

I’m the Angel Gabriel.

Silver wings and halo thing and

Glittery tights as well.

They two kings of orient are

Kevin jones and Dominic Barr.

Barry Bright has tonsilitis-

Sick in his father’s car.

See the shepherds watching their sheep.

Amber Cardy’s gone off to sleep.

She was snogging Nathaniel Hogg in a

Cupboard and he’s a creep!

Mary, Mary, good as can be

Thinks she’s always better than me

Till my candle burns her sandal

Quite accidentally.

Adam’s Herod, up on a chair

In his robe and underwear.

It’s so rude, he’s nearly NUDE

And I saw his pants, so there.

Mums and Grandmas sit in a row,

Toddlers want to be in the show,

Dads who are able to stand on a table to

Get it on video.

(to be sung to ‘We Three Kings’)

by John Whitworth

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Twelve Days of Christmas

The original twelve day’s of Christmas was written to convey the Christian message, it is a very interesting carol and originated as a Hebrew hymn, which begins, “In those twelve days …” The hymn was originally arranged as a dialogue between cantor and choir. Each of the verses was repeated in a similar way to those of a  nursery rhyme, “This is the house that Jack built.” In the Middle Ages, the song was rewritten in Latin with Christian images.

A partridge in a pear tree – said to symbolise Jesus Christ.
Two turtle doves – the Old and the New Testaments.
Three French hens – the Christian virtues of faith, hope and charity.
Four colly birds – the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Five gold rings – the first five books of the Old Testament.
Six geese a laying – the six days of creation.
Seven swans a-swimming – the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Eight maids a-milking – the eight Beatitudes.
Nine ladies dancing – the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Ten lords a-leaping – the Ten Commandments.
Eleven pipers piping – the eleven faithful disciples.
Twelve drummers drumming – the twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.