The Twelve Days Of Christmas

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

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By popular demand (:)), a repost from 2014 from our Google+ community (R.I.P.).


Christmas is not that far away now, so in preparation for the festivities here is my Middle Earth version of the Christmas carol Twelve Days Of Christmas in Quenya. It is not a direct translation, rather a reimagining. It is singable - the booze and the paper crown you need to provide yourself.
Challenge: someone write a Sindarin version.

Hristoresse minya
Melda nin mentane
Lapatte lepettasse

Hristoresse tatya
Melda nin mentane
Kukú' atta
Ta lapatte lepettasse

Hristoresse nelya
Melda nin mentane
Holyer hróve nelde
Kukú' atta
Ta lapatte lepettasse

Hristoresse kantea
Melda nin mentane
Aiwi kinte kanta
Holyer hróve nelde
Kukú' atta
Ta lapatte lepettasse

Hristoresse lempea
Melda nin mentane
Kormar lempe

Aiwi kinte kanta
Holyer hróve nelde
Kukú' atta
Ta lapatte lepettasse

Hristoresse enquea
Melda nin mentane
Váni vilie enque
Kormar lempe

Aiwi kinte kanta
Holyer hróve nelde
Kukú' atta
Ta lapatte lepettasse

Hristoresse otsea
Melda nin mentane
Alquar arte otso
Váni vilie enque
Kormar lempe

Aiwi kinte kanta
Holyer hróve nelde
KuKú' atta
Ta lapatte lepettasse

Hristoresse toltea
Melda nin mentane
Vendi virye tolto
Alquar arte otso
Váni vilie enque
Kormar lempe

Aiwi kinte kanta
Holyer hróve nelde
Kukú' atta
Ta lapatte lepettasse

Hristoresse nertea
Melda nin mentane
Nissi ninde nerte
Vendi virye tolto
Alquar arte otso
Váni vilie enque
Kormar lempe

Aiwi kinte kanta
Holyer hróve nelde
Kukú' atta
Ta lapatte lepettasse

Hristoresse quainea
Melda nin mentane
Kundor kanye quean
Nissi ninde nerte
Vendi virye tolto
Alquar arte otso
Váni vilie enque
Kormar lempe

Aiwi kinte kanta
Holyer hróve nelde
Kukú' atta
Ta lapatte lepettasse

Hristoresse minquea
Melda nin mentane
Simpetari minque
Kundor kanye quean
Nissi ninde nerte
Vendi virye tolto
Alquar arte otso
Váni vilie enque
Kormar lempe

Aiwi kinte kanta
Holyer hróve nelde
Kukú' atta
Ta lapatte lepettassse

Hristoresse yunquea
Melda nin mentane
Yauli yarra yunque
Simpetari minque
Kundor kanye quean
Nissi ninde nerte
Vendi virye tolto
Alquar arte otso
Váni vilie enque
Kormar lempe

Aiwi kinte kanta
Holyer hróve nelde
Kukú' atta
Ta lapatte lepettassse

P.S. I know lapatte lepettasse is nonsense - that's the point:)


On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


And if you have twenty three minutes to spare, here's the best rendering of this song ever:

 

https://youtu.be/hsuaofDtUHQ

 

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