Cajun 12 Days of Christmas

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by Reauxman, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. Reauxman

    Reauxman Well-Known Member

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    1. On'da foist day'a Christmas mah
    Mawmaw gave'to me a Crawfish'dey
    Caught in Arabi

    2. In'da Christmas Picayune I seen it
    Dere'n Section E, Tujaque's Recipe

    3. On'da thoid day' a Christmas we
    Stopped at McKenzie for Three French Breads

    4. On the fourth day I said OK let's get a
    Christmas tree Before'ya Drive Me Nuts

    5. On the fifth day of Christmas we
    stopped at A&G for Frrried Onion Rrrings

    6. On'da sixth day'a Christmas we
    stopped at K&B's for a Six Pack'a Dixie

    7. Cemetery traffic got backed up to
    Metairie at the Seventeenth Street Canal

    8. On'da eighth day of Christmas me and
    Rosalie Ate By'ya Mama's

    9. On the ninth day of Christmas we drove
    down Delery in'da Lower Ninth Ward

    10. I used'ta be at Kaiser now I'm woikin
    down'da street at'da Tenneco Chalmette Refinery

    11. On the eleventh day at Vetran's
    Highway try'ta cross the street with Eleven Schwegmann Bags

    12. On the twelfth day of Christmas my
    true love gave to me a Dozen Manuel's Tamales

    ***And for those who don't speak Yat, I'll make a few translations lata on***
     
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    Reauxman Well-Known Member

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  3. Fla Gal

    Fla Gal Bunny Poo Monger Supporter

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    I totally misunderstood that one. I thought it might have been matching luggage. :p

    Thanks for the giggle!
     
  4. rwinsouthla

    rwinsouthla Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hey Reaux, never heard that version. Folks not from here don't know that Schwegmann's used to be a grocery store, and Melinda Schwegmann (wife of Schwegs owner) was our lt. gov. for awhile.

    And BTW, Metairie is said Metree.....

    See ya,

    Ray
     
  5. ldc

    ldc Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I live in Baton Rouge and that was hilarious! Even (Because?!!) here in the capitol city, I hear accents and explanations like this all the time! I used to ask people if they were from Brooklyn or Hoboken when I first moved here! Felt like I was back in NYC or Joisey!!! Thank you!
     
  6. Aintlifegrand

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    Metree is right..sort of like 'lectric....lol
     
  7. Charleen

    Charleen www.HarperHillFarm.com Supporter

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    Thanks for posting this. We listen online to KBON from Eunice, LA so I'm reading your post while talking like a KBON DJ. :rolleyes:

    http://www.kbon.com/