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Twelve Days of Hogswatch


From: MarySusannah E. Smith

HOGSWATCH - A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE

On the first day of Hogswatch I sent my true love back,
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Hogswatch I sent my true love back,
A nasty little letter * and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Hogswatch I sent my true love back,
Three curious squid, a nasty little letter, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Hogswatch I sent my true love back,
Four Inflatable Mongoose, three curious squid, a nasty little letter,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Hogswatch I sent my true love back,
Five pints of scumble, four inflatable mongoose, three curious squid,
a nasty little letter, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Hogswatch I sent my true love back,
Six gargoyles spouting, five pints of scumble, four inflatable mongoose,
three curious squid, a nasty little letter, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Hogswatch I sent my true love back,
seven vampires biting, six gargoyles spouting, five pints of scumble,
four inflatable mongoose, three curious squid, a nasty little letter, and
a partridge in a pear tree.

On the two-times-two day of Hogswatch I sent my true love back,
7a candied starfish, seven vampires biting, six gargoyles spouting,
five pints of scumble, four inflatable mongoose, three curious squid,
a nasty little letter, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Hogswatch I sent my true love back,
nine mottled golems, 7a candied starfish, seven vampires biting,
six gargoyles spouting, five pints of scumble, four inflatable mongoose,
three curious squid, a nasty little letter, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Hogswatch I sent my true love back,
ten fools a-sobbing, nine mottled golems, 7a candied starfish,
seven vampires biting, six gargoyles spouting, five pints of scumble,
four inflatable mongoose, three curious squid, a nasty little letter,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Hogswatch I sent my true love back,
'leven guardsmen chasing, ten fools a-sobbing, nine mottled golems,
7a candied starfish, seven vampires biting, six gargoyles spouting,
five pints of scumble, four inflatable mongoose, three curious squid,
a nasty little letter, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Hogswatch I sent my true love back,
twelve turtles swimming, 'leven guardsmen chasing, ten fools a-sobbing,
nine mottled golems, 7a candied starfish, seven vampires biting,
six gargoyles spouting, five pints of scumble, four inflatable mongoose,
three curious squid, a nasty little letter, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Footnote:
*pg 80, Hogfather

Song written by MarySusannah E. Smith,
adapted from the books by Terry Pratchett


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