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The Twelve Days of MacJams Christmas (w/The Bawdies)


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This was recorded as part of the Cheltenham UK MacJams convention. I wanted to do something specially for the occasion and worked on fiddling with the 12 Days of Christmas so as to give it a MacJams theme. The lyrics presented here are the result.

This was recorded live, with no overdubs.

The opening verse is me singing alone.
On the second verse I'm joined by Sarah, wife of MacJammer comdotdom. Stevel joins us for the third verse, my good friend Peter for the fourth, Slimgirlfat for the fifth, Rebsie for the sixth, another Peter for the seventh, and Caroline for the eighth. From then on in everybody sang everything, plus Rebsie and Sarah added improvised harmonies.
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Lyrics
On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me a song that Tom Atwood gave straight 10s.

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me two Mystifieds and a song that Tom Atwood gave straight 10s.

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me three rschlettys, two Mystifieds and a song that Tom Atwood gave straight 10s.

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me four AClarkes, three rschlettys, two Mystifieds and a song that Tom Atwood gave straight 10s.

On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me five Ronnielongs, four AClarkes, three rschlettys, two Mystifieds and a song that Tom Atwood gave straight 10s.

On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me six Fairybeths, five Ronnielongs, four AClarkes, three rschlettys, two Mystifieds and a song that Tom Atwood gave straight 10s.

On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me seven cjhooses, six Fairybeths, five Ronnielongs, four AClarkes, three
rschlettys, two Mystifieds and a song that Tom Atwood gave straight 10s.

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me eight Alan Frasers, seven cjhooses, six Fairybeths, five Ronnielongs,
four AClarkes, three rschlettys, two Mystifieds and a song that Tom Atwood gave straight 10s.

On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me nine Alimars, eight Alan Frasers, seven cjhooses, six Fairybeths, five
Ronnielongs, four AClarkes, three rschlettys, two Mystifieds and a song that Tom Atwood gave straight 10s.

On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 10 Carolines cursing, nine Alimars, eight Alan Frasers, seven cjhooses,
six Fairybeths, five Ronnielongs, four AClarkes, three rschlettys, two Mystifieds and a song that Tom Atwood gave straight 10s.

On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 11 Country Johns, 10 Carolines cursing, nine Alimars, eight Alan Frasers, seven cjhooses, six Fairybeths, five Ronnielongs, four AClarkes, three rschlettys, two Mystifieds and a song that Tom Atwood
gave straight 10s.

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 12 Slimgirlfats, 11 Country Johns, 10 Carolines cursing, nine Alimars, eight Alan Frasers, seven cjhooses, six Fairybeths, five Ronnielongs, four AClarkes, three rschlettys, two Mystifieds and a song that Tom Atwood gave straight 10s.
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Comments
caroline said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
aw - missing you still!!
merry christmas and a happy, healthy new year to bawdies everywhere
and everyone who looks like them!! xxx
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
aw - missing you still!!
Yes, a happy Christmas to Bawdies everywhere! Thanks for taking the
photo, Caroline.

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
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drakonis said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
ROFL!
Speechless... almost impossible to do to a dragon... (wipes tears from
his eyes)... this is very very funny and enjoyable. By the end of the end
of the song, I no longer have any idea what a RonnieLong is, or if it
would be safe to get 5 of them.
day-long-smirk, ah....
Drakonis

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Epileptic Gibbon said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
ROFL!
Drak, thanks so much for listening! I've seen an elephant fly but I've
never seen a dragon cry! Don't forget that if you've been good you can
ask Santa for five Ronnielongs this Christmas… but you have to have
been REALLY good… plus you'll need to stock up on Guinness!

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
mandolinquent said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
A surefire way to get 12 faves...
Very good. And considerable forward planning involved too. It fair
warmed me chestnuts.

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Epileptic Gibbon said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
A surefire way to get 12 faves...
Thanks for listening, Mando. And of course I didn't do this just to get the
people mentioned in the song as fans… I'm not that shallow and neither
are they… ;-)

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"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
Peter Greenstone said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
You guys
You just crack me up. Brilliant. Having too much fun. :)
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
You guys
Thanks, Peter, we had a lot of fun making this. Glad you enjoyed it.

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
Tom Atwood said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
Imperfect, but spelled the name right
I felt there were some timing issues in this piece, and some pitch
problems. Considerable room noise. A little essiness. EQ problems.
Some noticeable clipping on the "Ronnie Longs." Also detected a faint
odor of alcohol throughout. All in all, needs some work, but...

10-10-10-10! Merry Christmas!

(p.s. don't tell Alan Fraser!)
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Mystified said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
10's....of course! ;)
oops....beat me to it!....again!

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Epileptic Gibbon said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
Imperfect, but spelled the name right
Rats, you spotted some of our technical imperfections… but what's
Christmas without a few technical imperfections… Technical
imperfections roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your
clothes, tiny tots, etc.

Merry Christmas to you, Tom; you were a very early inspiration for this
song and thanks for being a good sport about it.

P. S. Alan Fraser need never know

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
Mystified said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
You guys just crack me up!
What fun!
I think you need to create the Macjammer UK band.
Y'all sound great! :)

(Ok, Tom...where are those 10's!?)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

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Epileptic Gibbon said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
You guys just crack me up!
Glad you liked, Mysti. We were so impressed with how good all our
voices sounded together after only the first run-through. Believe it or
not, this version was only our second attempt. It's like we'd been carol
singing together for years!
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, Mysti, and congrats on
your Christmas album with Tom.

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
cjhoose said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
5 RONNIELONGS!!!
:D Ok... this is the most hilarious version of The Twelve Days... I'm not
sure whether to keel over laughing or crying.

Very good production. ;)
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4349 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
5 RONNIELONGS!!!
Thanks, CJ. It sounds like you had as much fun listening to this as we did
recording it. :-)


---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
synchronized laugher
What a proliferation of jammers! Love that harmony. Thanks for the
seasoned cheer!
Epileptic Gibbon said 4349 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
synchronized laugher
Glad you liked, Richard, and thanks for listening and commenting. Merry
Christmas!

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
said 4345 days ago (December 26th, 2005)
synchronized laugher
I was honored to have my name enfolded in this song.
screamalexz said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
nice
nice, you've inspired me to do a chrismas one. yay for caroline swearing, though hard to believe.
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4349 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
nice
Well if we've inspired you to do a Christmas song then I think that's a
pretty good thing that can be said about this track. Good luck with it.
And as for Caroline swearing, I couldn't possibly comment… but it has
been known… did I say that?! Merry Christmas!

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
screamalexz said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
nice
nice, you've inspired me to do a chrismas one. yay for caroline swearing, though hard to believe.
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4349 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
nice
Deja vu…

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
bgmusicmkr said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
Fun song!
I like this a lot. Great parody to this. really creative!
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
Fun song!
Thanks, and welcome to MacJams!

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"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
stevel said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
It just seems like yesterday
that we did this...and we all look so festive in that pic (where are you
Slimmie?)! Sounds great and was great fun to do...we must arrange
another get together next year!
Steve
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4348 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
It just seems like yesterday
Yeah, this brings back a lot of happy memories. It's amazing how festive
we all looked on Bonfire night! I'm glad you enjoyed singing it then and
listening to it now. Thanks so much for your contribution. And yes, we
must have another convention in 2006.

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
cjhoose said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
...
Where's the Bear's credit? :)
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
...
Oops, forgot that… Caroline & bear, will you ever forgive me?

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
caroline said 4349 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
...
how could we not? 'tis the season to be jolly!!! xox
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Joshosh said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
So that's how...
you pronounce cjhooses! I've always wondered about that one. Hysterical! I love it.
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4348 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
So that's how...
It was an education for me too… I didn't know how to pronounce it
either! But I do now! Glad you liked this and thanks for listening and
commenting. Merry Christmas!

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
ledebutant said 4349 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
You nuts!
I'll never hear "five golden rings again." It'll always be "five Ronnie
Longs," from now on. What a laugh!

(I'm very interested in having any of the nine Alimars you might not be
using after the holidays).

Happy Christmas, Bawdies.
Epileptic Gibbon said 4348 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
You nuts!
Thanks, Ledeb. "Five Ronnielongs" was a gift & I'm just glad that I
thought of it before anyone else did!

I'm sure you can borrow one of the Alimars, but can I ask what you're
going to do with him?

Merry Christmas to you on behalf of the Bawdies.

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
Cori Ander said 4349 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
LOL
LOL, what a surprize! Lots of fun! And so well performed! Must be one of
the most charming posts around!

Merry Christmas to you all !


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Epileptic Gibbon said 4348 days ago (December 23rd, 2005)
LOL
Cori, thanks so much for listening to our little effort. When such a
talented musician as yourself says something is well performed, well it's
a real treat to read. We're really glad you stopped by and we're
particularly glad you found it so charming. Merry Christmas from the
Bawdies!

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
perceptualvortex said 4348 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
Ah now that's
what Christmas music is all about. Did I hear a bit of trying not to laugh? This is great! Ha, awesome!
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4342 days ago (December 28th, 2005)
Ah now that's
No laughter can be heard on this track. No stifling of laughter can be
heard on this track. We are all professionals, gosh darn it (or rather
amateurs with a professional attitude, which is pretty much the same
thing) and therefore you won't have heard anyone having any fun on this
track whatsoever. Fun is for wimps!

But thanks for listening, PV. If you'd like to pretend that you can hear
someone stifling their laughter then go ahead but I can assure you that
we were all 100% stone-faced throughout (though some were stoned out
of their faces throughout, which is definitely not the same thing).

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
urbnite said 4348 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
!!!
HI-larious
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4348 days ago (December 23rd, 2005)
!!!
Thanks for listening, Urb. Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
Macaudion said 4348 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
What nice gift
Awww - That was very nice - I sure hope you're getting fat votes on
this. Have a Merry Chrismas Mr. Epileptic - Thank you! I hope that you
and yours.., I hope you have a safe and wonderful next few days.
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4327 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
What nice gift
Cyd, many thanks for listening to both halves of Mr Epileptic's Christmas
musical festivities. We hope that you and yours had a wonderful holiday
period. Looking forward to more of your music in 2006!

---
"You never say please. You never say thank you."
"Please don't be an idiot. Thank you."
-- Bayliss and Pembleton
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
SlimGirlFat said 4348 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
Heheh
What a wonderful weekend that was indeed, I do remember thinking i
might pass out after singing all 12 verses of this.
I think the 5 Ronnielongs will go down in history ..lol

lots of fun being there.. next year again!!!!....

Slimmie

dwwave said 4348 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
So Very Happy!
Ist Fo a live take A , What I take away from the song is a sense of happiness
and friends. That is so important in our World where each day could be your
last wether in the Subway in the U.K. or on a Jet Plane in America.
Not sure of you all knew each other proir to Macjams or not
If Macjams brought you together a very interesting tale.

I thouraghly enjoyed the piece but of course have my usual Yank

baffleness at "who is Ronnie Long and what do you do with a rsclettys
(forgive if these are real live people, Macjammers or not!)
Merry Christmas!



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Mcboy said 4348 days ago (December 23rd, 2005)
hehhehhe
this is such a great song for bringing smiles and laughter!! thanks
much...i hav'net laughed with this much gusto in a while!!!! merry
christmas to the gang!!!!!
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meganspoodle said 4344 days ago (December 26th, 2005)
haha!
I love the picture you have up there! It's hilarious. Who's the guy in the black shirt? He has the funniest look on his face! Anyway, good song! It's absolutely hilarious. It should have radio play! Hope you and your family and friends had an enjoyable Christmas!
Tadashi Togawa said 4344 days ago (December 27th, 2005)
Warm Christmas.
Happily, Christmas celebrated all.
Your smile is seen in the presence.
Very, it is a wonderful song.

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fairy beth said 4342 days ago (December 28th, 2005)
ha
very cool guys...thanks for the mention! im listening to this for the
second time just now and watching the snow fall at the window so i
feel very christmassy! thanks x
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seamus said 4100 days ago (August 27th, 2006)
TRYING TO REMEMBER
When we were kids,and later had kids,we never could remember all the thingsmentioned in this song.We all made up our own, and it became a game,and hodge podge.Now at least I have somethings to use,even if they are different.I remember some people tried to put a value on each item, and add them up,still hodge podge.I worked with a man that sang this song,quiestly all year, he almost drove me nuts.He knew other songs,butthought it was funny to sing only this.When he retired,we had a lunch for him, I drew a pear tree, with birds in it, framed it, he thought it was the best of the gifts he got that day.
I love your version.Excellent.
thanx,
Seamus
seamus said 4015 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
Twelve days
First the photo shows a very happy group.I could never remember all those things given on the 12 days,in Ireland it ends January 6,as Ladies Xmas, or Little Xmas.We played all the songs so much records wore out, tapes broke,so now I have a great version.Thanks to all who made it.
Seamus
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