In the spirit of the season, or rather to get me into the spirit of the season, I introduce my Twelve Days of Christmas with musical selections from obscure places and my life. 

To start this, I present to you a childhood staple, Sharon, Lois, and Bram. I had the tapes and its how I learned English at home, though this selection is less English focused. Sometimes I wonder how or why I became a polyglot, and this might be one of those inciting incidents in my life.

Sung in a multilingual version, here it comes… It took awhile to figure out all the languages since I don’t have access to the inlay of the original cassette tape, but I have pretty good ears for languages. ✌️邏

The Twelve Days of Christmas
1. 🇨🇦 A Partrige in a Pear Tree
2. 🇪🇸 Dos palomas blancas
3. 🇫🇷 Trois poussins français
4. 🇯🇵 和の小鳥
5. 🇬🇧 Five Golden Rings
6. 🇮🇱 שש אווזות
7. 🇦🇲 յոթա կարապ լողում էն
8.🇮🇹 Otto ragazze
9. 🇮🇳 नौ ओर ते नाची
10. 🇬🇷 δέκα άνθρωποι πηδούν
11. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Eleven Pipers Piping
12. 🇹🇿 Wapiga ngoma

Happy Holidays!