08 December 2010

...four calling birds...

or colly birds
What is a colly bird?
A blackbird!
In England a coal mine is called a colliery, and colly means black as coal.

This year the price of four calling, or colly birds, has remained steady
 at $599.96 per the PNC Financial Services Group here in Pittsburgh.
Since 1984 they have calculated the costs of the cumulative
gifts in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas in the Christmas Price Index.
The Twelve Days of Christmas has been recorded by countless performers.

The Muppets and John Denver rendition from 1979 is my favorite version. The song lyrics remain the same as the classic version, with Miss Piggy adding in her long drawn out "Five gold rings" and classic "ba-dum-bum-bum."

What’s your favorite version?


Party Resources said...

Your posts always make me smile! Haven't thought about the Muppets in years!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Cathy!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

WEIRD, I'm listening to Christmas music as I blog roll this morning and that song came on just now as I was reading your blog!!!

pretty pink tulips said...

How does one beat Miss Piggy?! :) Every time I see one of your designs you have outdone yourself!!!!

I'm already wondering what you might have up your sleeve for New Year's!
xo Elizabeth

Privet and Holly said...

That is so funny
about the cost of
the four calling
birds!! Who knew?
I love the Twelve
Days of Christmas
because it doesn't
make me cry like
some of the more
sentimental songs : )
Merry Thursday!
xx Suzanne