Twelve Days of Christmas, Colorado Springs style

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At the mischievous suggestion of a certain elected official, who must remain anonymous, here’s a new version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. It’s a joint effort, meant to summarize a year of Council/Mayor interactions…don’t take it too seriously!

Just for comparison, here’s the original (as written in 1780):

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me.

12 Drummers Drumming

11 Pipers Piping

10 Lords-a-Leaping

Ladies Dancing

Maids-a-Milking

Swans-a-Swimming

Geese-a-Laying

Gold Rings

4 Colly Birds

French Hens

Turtle Doves

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Now, here’s ours:

The Twelve Appropriations Departments of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas Council blamed me

For a forest fire in a pine tree

 

On the second day of Christmas Council gave to me

Two marketing plans

 

On the third day of Christmas Council gave to me

Three bifurcations

 

On the fourth day of Christmas Council gave to me

Four bird colonels

 

On the fifth day of Christmas Council refused from me

Five appropriations departments

 

On the sixth day of Christmas Council gave to me

Six men complaining

 

On the seventh day of Christmas Council gave to me

Seven floods a-flowing

 

On the eighth day of Christmas Council gave to me

Eight bills to veto

 

On the ninth day of Christmas Council took from me

ReBA and the CVB

 

On the tenth day of Christmas Council asked from me

Ten lawyers leaping

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas Council sent to me

Eleven threatened lawsuits

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas Council gave back to me

ReBA and the CVB!

 

Merry Christmas to all!!!