Sing Along on the Seventh Day of Christmas

It’s all about the figgy pudding.

https://www.food.com/recipe/figgy-pudding-337148 Chef James Thomas

Our sing-along for Thursday, December 31, is a song about extortion: “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Somewhere I read that it once was a custom in Merry Olde England that the common people would invade the homes of their supposed “betters” at Christmastime and demand food and drink; if they were denied, they would trash the place. And evidently one trophy of these invasions would be a figgy pudding. You can find recipes all over the internet; it sounds pretty good, although for me it can never compete with Panettone.

We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

     Chorus:
     Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.
     We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
 
Oh, bring us some figgy pudding,
Oh, bring us some figgy pudding,
Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, and bring it right here
 
     (Chorus)
 
We won't go until we get some,
We won't go until we get some,
We won't go until we get some, so bring it right here.
 
     (Chorus)
 
We all like our figgy pudding,
We all like our figgy pudding, 
We all like our figgy pudding with all its good cheers.
 
     (Chorus)
 
We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Click here for the recording. By the way, good luck singing the fourth stanza! It’s a bit of a tongue-twister.

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Join us at https://lavezzi.us/ on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas to join in this virtual sing-along. Care to be a serial singer? Here you go:

Author: StgCoach

Retired teacher and public education leader. Pastoral musician, community activist, parliamentarian, and photographer.

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