The Twelve Days of Christmas
by Lt. Lila


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On the First Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me a Partridge in a Crosstree!

On the Second Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me Two Scuttle Butts and a Partridge in a Crosstree!

On the Third Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me Three Froggy Frigates, Two Scuttle Butts and a Partridge in a Crosstree!

On the Fourth Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me Four Calling Midshipmen-"Sails Ho! Off the Larboard Bow!"-Three Froggy Frigates, Two Scuttle Butts and a Partridge in a Crosstree!

On the Fifth Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me Five Clew Rings! Four Calling Midshipmen-"All Hands to Quarters! All Hands to Quarters!"-Three Froggy Frigates, Two Scuttle Butts and a Partridge in a Crosstree!

On the Sixth Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me Six Hands Belaying, Five Clew Rings! Four Calling Midshipmen-"FI-YAH! FI-YAH!" Three Froggy Frigates, Two Scuttle Butts and a Partridge in a Crosstree!

On the Seventh Day of Christmas my true Love gave to me Seven Simpsons Swimming, Six Hands Belaying, Five Clew Rings! Four Calling Midshipmen-"Captain's Compliments, Sirs!"-Three Froggy Frigates, Two Scuttle Butts and a Partridge in a Crosstree!

On the Eighth Day of Christmas my true Love gave to me Eight Maids a Milking (In His Dreams!), Seven Simpsons Swimming, Six Hands Belaying, Five Clew Rings! Four Calling Midshipmen-"All Hands On Deck! All Hands On Deck!"-Three Froggy Frigates, Two Scuttle Butts and a Partridge in a Crosstree!

On the Ninth Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me Nine Laddies Dancing, Eight Dream Maids a Milking, Seven Simpsons Swimming, Six Hands Belaying, Five Clew Rings! Four Midshipmen Calling-"Ahoy, the Boat! Ahoy, the Boat!"-Three Froggy Frigates, Two Scuttle Butts and a partridge in a Crosstree!

On the Tenth Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me Ten Lord Edringtons a Leaping, Nine Laddies Dancing, Eight Imaginary Maids a Milking, Seven Simpsons Swimming, Six Hands Belaying, Five Clew Rings! Four calling Midshipmen-"Heave the Log! Ten Knots! Ten Knots!"-Three Froggy Frigates, Two Scuttle Butts and a Partridge in a Crosstree!

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me Eleven Pipers Piping the Captain Aboard! Ten Lord Edringtons a Leaping, Nine Laddies Dancing, Eight Fantasy Maids a Milking, Seven Simpsons Swimming, Six Hands Belaying, Five Clew Rings! Four Midshipmen Calling-"Aye, Aye, Sir!"-Three Froggy Frigates, Two Scuttle Butts and a Partridge in a Crosstree!

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me Twelve Drummers Drumming Beat to Quarters, Eleven Pipers Piping the Captain Aboard, Ten Lord Edringtons a Leaping, Nine Laddies Dancing, Eight Not Real Maids a Milking, Seven Simpsons Swimming, Six Hands Belaying, Five Clew Rings! Four Midshipmen Calling-"Rig for Church! Rig for Church!"-Three Froggy Frigates, Two Scuttle Butts and a Partridge in a Crosstree!

(Why a Partridge would be up in a Crosstree is beyond me! I don't think they can fly that far and besides, they'd probably already be roast Partridges once aboard! Hmm, I suppose one of those Calling Midshipmen could have snuck a snack up there.)