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I'm an English teacher in Finland. My English blog Learninglish is, surprise surprise, about learning English - both for young and old, whether at school or studying at home, no matter where you live: in Germany or Argentina, in Kenya or Indonesia. Welcome aboard! The other blog, Bloggerin Enkkua, is about languages, cultures, learning and teaching in Finnish. Tervetuloa seuraamaan blogieni virtaa Bloggerin kautta!

Friday, 6 January 2012

Have a good Twelfth Day!

As most of you probably know, the twelve days of Christmas begins on 25th December and end on 6th January, Epiphany. Some people give presents on each of these twelve days, as in this famous song - sung in a new version, though ;) Straight No Chaser: The Twelve Days of Christmas

The lyrics presumably are of French origin, but became known in a children's book Mirth Without Mischief, printed in London in 1780. The song was performed for the first time in 1842 by James O. Halliwell.

The lyrics to this song are here, and if you just have time, I suggest you to read the brilliant comedy Twelfth Night, Or What You Will by Shakespeare :)

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