Tuesday, 30 December 2008

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me... five gooold rings!

Did you know...?

The original, traditional version of the carol The Twelve Days of Christmas, does not contain the famous theme 'Five Gooold Rings'.

A man called Frederic Austin changed the way people sang the line 'Five gold rings' to the version we know now, and this version of the line - but only this one line, out of the whole carol - is still copyrighted today.

So if you played or sang 'Five Gooold Rings' over Christmas this year, you owe Novello & Co some money!

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