with Carrie @ Thoughts, Ponderings, Musings
What is Christmas time without songs and carols? When I was a very young child, the adults liked to have me sing into the big radio microphone, while Granddaddy recorded it on his reel-to-reel tape recorder.
“The First Noel” was one of my favorites and I remember straining quite a bit on the high parts...the adults were amused by my rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Breathless by the 8th or 9th verse, but determined to finish the entire song, I indulged the grownups and supplied their laugh of the day.
Continuing the tradition with my own kids, sans the reel-to-reel, my oldest son set new words to this traditional carol that he and his brothers can still sing to this day...
Five golden rings,
Four falling birds,
Two turtle ducks,
And a par-bear in a pear tree!
Last year I taught this song to my two oldest grandkids...they agreed that their daddy’s version was the best!