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Subject: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 05-28-2005
Author: Graeme Reply
Greetings all, there was a song/narration about the 12 days of Christmas done as an irishman who kept receiving gifts and was getting more frazzled by them..it started "dear Nola..."..who was it and name of peice? It was a comedy. Thanks all.....


Subject: RE: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 05-29-2005
Author: Vic Ferri Reply
Ya that was funny Irishman Frank Kelly.
Here's the full lyrics:

Twelve Days of Christmas by Frank Kelly

Day One

Dear Nuala,
Thank you very much for your lovely present of a partridge in a pear-tree. We're getting the hang of feeding the partridge now, although it was difficult at first to win its confidence. It bit the mother rather badly on the hand but they're good friends now and we're keeping the pear-tree indoors in a bucket. Thank you again.
Yours affectionately,
Gobnait O'L£nasa

Day Two

Dear Nuala,
I cannot tell you how surprised we were to hear from you so soon again and to receive your lovely present of two turtle doves. You really are too kind. At first the partridge was very jealous and suspicious of the doves and they had a terrible row the night the doves arrived. We had to send for the vet but the birds are okay again and the stitches are due to some out in a week or two. The vet's bill was œ8 but the mother is over her annoyance now and the doves and the partridge are watching the telly from the pear-tree as I write.
Yours ever,
Gobnait

Day Three

Dear Nuala,
We must be foremost in your thoughts. I had only posted my letter when the three French hens arrived. There was another sort-out between the hens and the doves, who sided with the partridge, and the vet had to be sent for again. The mother was raging because the bill was œ16 this time but she has almost cooled down. However, the fact that the birds' droppings keep falling down on her hair whilen she's watching the telly, doesn't help matters. Thanking you for your kindness.
I remain,
Your Gobnait

Day Four

Dear Nuala,
You mustn't have received my last letter when you were sending us the four calling birds. There was pandemonium in the pear-tree again last night and the vet's bill was œ32. The mother is on sedation as I write. I know you meant no harm and remain your close friend.
Gobnauit

Day Five

Nuala,
Your generosity knows no bounds. Five gold rings ! When the parcel arrived I was scared stiff that it might be more birds, because the smell in the living-room is atrocious. However, I don't want to seem ungrateful for the beautiful rings.
Your affectionate friend,
Gobnait

Day Six

Nuala,
What are you trying to do to us ? It isn't that we don't appreciate your generosity but the six geese have not alone nearly murdered the calling birds but they laid their eggs on top of the vet's head from the pear-tree and his bill was œ68 in cash ! My mother is munching 60 grains of Valium a day and talking to herself in a most alarming way. You must keep your feelings for me in check.
Gobnait

Day Seven

Nuala,
W e are not amused by your little joke. Seven swans-a-swimming is a most romantic idea but not in the bath of a private house. We cannot use the bathroom now because they've gone completely savage and rush the door every time we try to enter. If things go on this way, the mother and I will smell as bad as the living-room carpet. Please lay off. It is not fair.
Gobnait

Day Eight

Nuala,
Who the hell do you think gave you the right to send eight, hefty maids-a-milking here, to eat us out of house and home ? Their cattle are all over the front lawn and have trampled the hell out of the mother's rose-beds. The swans invaded the living-room in a sneak attack and the ensuing battle between them and the calling birds, turtle doves, French hens and partridge make the Battle of the Somme seem like Wanderly Wagon. The mother is on a bottle of whiskey a day, as well as the sixty grains of Valium. I'm very annoyed with you.
Gobnait

Day Nine

Listen you louser !
There's enough pandemonium in this place night and day without nine drummers drumming, while the eight flaming maids-a-milking are beating my poor, old alcoholic mother out of her own kitchen and gobbling everything in sight. I'm warning you, you're making an enemy of me.
Gobnait

Day Ten

Listen manure-face,
I hope you'll be haunted by the strains of ten pipers piping which you sent to torment us last night. They were aided in their evil work by those maniac drummers and it wasn't a pleasant sight to look out the window and see eight hefty maids-a-milking pogo-ing around with the ensuing punk-rock uproar. My mother has just finished her third bottle of whiskey, on top of a hundred and twenty four grains of Valium. You'll get yours !
Gobnait O'L£nasa

Day Eleven

You have scandalised my mother, you dirty Jezebel,
It was bad enough to have eight maids-a-milking dancing to punk music on the front lawn but they've now been joined by your friends ~ the eleven Lords-a-leaping and the antics of the whole lot of them would leave the most decadent days of the Roman Empire looking like "Outlook". I'll get you yet, you ould bag !

Day Twelve

Listen slurry head,
You have ruined our lives. The twelve maidens dancing turned up last night and beat the living daylights out of the eight maids-a-milking, `cos they found them carrying on with the eleven Lords-a-leaping. Meanwhile, the swans got out of the living-room, where they'd been hiding since the big battle, and savaged hell out of the Lords and all the Maids. There were eight ambulances here last night, and the local Civil Defence as well. The mother is in a home for the bewildered and I'm sitting here, up to my neck in birds' droppings, empty whiskey and Valium bottles, birds' blood and feathers, while the flaming cows eat the leaves off the pear-tree. I'm a broken man.
Gobnait O'L£nasa


vic
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Subject: RE: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 05-29-2005
Author: Graeme Reply
Vic,
Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty..great stuff, thank you so much!
Graeme
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Subject: RE: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 12-06-2005
Author: michael Reply
where can i get the song to buy.

Subject: RE: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 12-20-2005
Author: meridlin Reply
Think it was a guy called Frank Kelly. Very funny skit/parody on the 12 days. I am trying to find it to play to my kids - let me know if you are successful..

Subject: RE: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 12-20-2005
Author: Fr Jack Reply
The song title is "Christmas Countdown" and is very very popular here in Ireland. I recommend a search on google for the best prices, however, this close to Christmas, you'll be lucky to find it in stock. Below are a few links...

All the best,
Fr. Jack

http://www.irishrecords.com/comcoun.html

http://www.regorecords.com/chriscoun.html

http://www.dararecords.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/pages/page1026.html

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Subject: RE: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 12-20-2005
Author: Fr Jack Reply

This might well be what you're looking for....!!!!!!!!


http://www.themadmusicarchive.com/Audio/MadMusicHour/2005-12-17/128k-44h/TheMadMusicHour9-1.mp3
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Subject: RE: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 03-03-2006
Author: p trigger Reply
can you please let me know where to buy this record i've been trying but no success hope you can help thank you peter trigger.

Subject: RE: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 03-03-2006
Author: Dan Reply
You can buy the record here...

Frank Kelly - Christmas Countdown

Click here


Dan
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Subject: RE: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 07-19-2006
Author: Rick Reply
Alternatively, you could do a search using Shareaza for Frank Kelly Christmas Countdown and download the MP3..






Subject: RE: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 12-06-2007
Author: sasa Reply
if you just want to listen to the song you can try youtube.com and type in frank kelly christmas countdown, should be there.

Subject: RE: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 12-24-2010
Author: Troy H Reply
I have a copy of this on cassette am trying to find a cd copy, do know that wsfm sydney australia have played this b4.

Subject: RE: Dear Nola..12 days of Christmas Date: 11-19-2011
Author: ted Reply
like it.





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