It's for the Birds

The cost of the “12 Days of Christmas”
Is getting absurd
(In case you hadn’t heard)
It’s for the birds
7 swans a swimming
6 geese a laying
2 turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree*

*Pear tree not included
**All scenery excluded
***It’s for the birds

You can try, try, try
You can cry, cry, cry
But the price of the birds
Has gone sky high
Inflation elevation
It’s for the birds
Hadn’t you heard?

The song was inspired by the 2021 cost of the “12 Days of Christmas”. The annual survey concluded “Even ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ is being slammed by inflation”. The annual Christmas Price Index, which totals out the current cost of the gifts in the holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” has been published -- and all of those birds in the song come at a hefty price. Two turtle doves will cost you 50% more this year, coming in at $450. Those three French hens? That's up 40.5% to $255. And the six geese-a-laying saw prices soar 51% in the past year.”

Chords: F#9 F# / B F# / C# walkdown riff; 166 BPM
Recording: digital 8-track stereo
Instrumentation: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Keyboards and Synthesizers

Spirit of Christmas
Home | Christmas Homepage