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Saturday, 27 December 2008

The Cretan farmer's carol (Τα κάλαντα του Κρητικού αγρότη)

On the first day of Christmas,
My neighbour gave to me
A bag full of bright green bro-ccoli.

broccoli cauliflower

On the second day of Christmas
A cousin gave to me
TWO cauli-FLOW-ers
And a bag full of bright green bro-ccoli.

december garden hania chania

On the third of Christmas
An auntie bid to me
Three pome-GRA-nates
TWO cauli-FLOW-ers
And a bag full of bright green bro-ccoli.

rodi rogdi pomegranate

On the fourth day of Christmas
A stranger gave to me
FOUR bags of horta
Three pome-GRA-nates
TWO cauli-FLOW-ers
And a bag full of bright green bro-ccoli.

stamnagathi

On the fifth day of Christmas
My husband brought to me
FIVE SUCK-ling PIGS!
FOUR bags of horta
Three pome-GRA-nates
TWO cauli-FLOW-ers
And a bag full of bright green bro-ccoli.

pig pork

On the sixth day of Christmas
We were TREA-ted to coff-EE
And SIX turkeys gobbling
FIVE SUCK-ling PIGS!
FOUR bags of horta
Three pome-GRA-nates
TWO cauli-FLOW-ers
And a bag full of bright green bro-ccoli.

curing green olives for brine

On the seventh day of Christmas
We had lunch with some friends
And SE-ven bags of olives
SIX turkeys gobbling
FIVE SUCK-ling PIGS!
FOUR bags of horta
Three pome-GRA-nates
Two cauli-FLOW-ers
And a bag full of bright green bro-ccoli.

free range hens

On the eighth day of Christmas
The village people sent me
EIGHT hens a-clucking
SE-ven bags of olives
SIX turkeys gobbling
FIVE SUCK-ling PIGS!
FOUR bags of horta
Three pome-GRA-nates
Two cauli-FLOW-ers
And a bag full of bright green bro-ccoli.

quince spoon sweet kydoni

On the ninth day of Christmas
I don’t know who dropped by
With NINE jars of kydoni
EIGHT hena a-clucking
SE-ven bags of olives
SIX turkeys gobbling
FIVE SUCK-ling PIGS!
FOUR bags of horta
Three pome-GRA-nates
Two cauli-FLOW-ers
And a bag full of bright green bro-ccoli.

old potatoes

On the tenth day of Christmas
A gypsy tried to sell me
Ten bags of old potatoes
NINE jars of kydoni
EIGHT hens a-clucking
Seven bags of olives
SIX turkeys gobbling
FIVE SUCK-ling PIGS!
FOUR bags of horta
Three pome-GRA-nates
Two cauli-FLOW-ers
And a bag full of bright green bro-ccoli.

quince persimmon pomegranate

On the eleventh day of Christmas
From the kitchen door I see
E-LE-ven per-SI-mmons
Ten bags of old potatoes
NINE jars of kydoni
EIGHT hens a-clucking
Seven bags of olives
SIX turkeys gobbling
FIVE SUCK-ling PIGS!
FOUR bags of horta
Three pome-GRA-nates
Two cauli-FLOW-ers
And a bag full of bright green bro-ccoli.

askolibri

On the twelfth day of Christmas
I was at a jamboree
With twelve bags of ascrolimbi
E-LE-ven per-SI-mmons
Ten bags of old potatoes
NINE jars of kydoni
EIGHT hens a-clucking
SEven bags of olives
SIX turkeys gobbling
FIVE SUCK-ling PIGS!
FOUR bags of horta
Three pome-GRA-nates
Two cauli-FLOW-ers
And a bag full of bright green bro-ccoli.

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