Sunday Stills – Christmas Song Lyric Challenge


I just have to share our kiwi┬áversion of the “12 days of┬áChristmas” although I did struggle to find photos except for the pukeko and the ponga tree! I did have some kumara in the pantry but I cooked them for dinner before I remembered to take the photo.


A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree  (Written by Kingi Ihaka in 1981)

(The 12 Days of Christmas)

On the first day of Christmas 
My true love gave to me 
A pukeko in a ponga tree 

On the second day of Christmas 
My true love gave to me 
Two kumera 
And a pukeko in a ponga tree 
On the third day of Christmas...

and so on, until... 

On the twelfth day of Christmas 
My true love gave to me 
Twelve piupius swinging 
Eleven haka lessons 
Ten juicy fish heads 
Nine sacks of pipis 
Eight plants of puha 
Seven eels a swimming 
Six pois a twirling 
Five - big - fat - pigs ! 
Four huhu grubs 
Three flax kits 
Two kumera 
And a pukeko in a ponga tree!