You know the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas,
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
9 Ladies Dancing
5 Gold Rings
4 Colly Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
And then we have 12 Days of Christmas with Hawaiian lyrics (including pidgin slang and local favorites). Tutu is Grandmother.
Numbah Twelve day of Christmas, my tutu give to me
Ten can of beer,
Nine pound of poi,
Seven shrimp a-swimmin',
Seex hula lesson,
FORTY steenkin' peeg,
Foah flowah lei,
tree dry squid,
An' one mynah bird in one papaya tree!
But I have modified the Hawaiian version ... which will debut tomorrow!
What is your favorite holiday song? One randomly selected commenter will win a box of Hawaiian candy. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through December 26.
Kim in Hawaii