Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Thirteen Meddlesome Wretches

The traditional song The Twelve Days of Christmas is said to have been written to help teach the Faith to Catholic children in England when being Catholic was very seriously out of favour.

Perhaps it would be just as useful in our current situation of uncatechism and general collapse.

Feeling heady and perhaps a tiny bit Vatican Tooey after the extra day of Christmas just afforded us by the weird modern practice of moving feasts to more convenient Sundays, I propose a little aggiornamento of my own.

To remind us then of how we got into this mess and especially to fill the extra day, a new verse:

On the Thirteenth Day of Christmas,

My true love sent to me,
Thirteen meddlesome wretches,

Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping...

1 comment:

James said...

sincere admirer? constant visitor?