Iris Carols





The Twelve Days of Iris


On the first day of trekking, my true love gave to me
A free rhizome in a paper bag.


On the second day of trekking, my true love gave to me
TWO guided tour buses
and
A free rhizome in a paper bag.


On the third day of trekking, my true love gave to me
THREE minor earthquakes
TWO guided tour buses
and
A free rhizome in a paper bag.


On the fourth day of trekking, my true love gave to me
FOUR master gardeners
THREE minor earthquakes
TWO guided tour buses
and
A free rhizome in a paper bag.


On the fifth day of trekking, my true love gave to me
FIVE acres of land
FOUR master gardeners
THREE minor earthquakes
TWO guided tour buses
and
A free rhizome in a paper bag.


On the sixth day of trekking, my true love gave to me
SIX meals and banquet
FIVE acres of land
FOUR master gardeners
THREE minor earthquakes
TWO guided tour buses
and
A free rhizome in a paper bag.


On the seventh day of trekking, my true love gave to me
SEVEN weeders weeding
SIX meals and banquet
FIVE acres of land
FOUR master gardeners
THREE minor earthquakes
TWO guided tour buses
and
A free rhizome in a paper bag.


On the eighth day of trekking, my true love gave to me
EIGHT bags of manure
SEVEN weeders weeding
SIX meals and banquet
FIVE acres of land
FOUR master gardeners
THREE minor earthquakes
TWO guided tour buses
and
A free rhizome in a paper bag.


On the ninth day of trekking, my true love gave to me
NINE bottles of Roundup
EIGHT bags of manure
SEVEN weeders weeding
SIX meals and banquet
FIVE acres of land
FOUR master gardeners
THREE minor earthquakes
TWO guided tour buses
and
A free rhizome in a paper bag.


On the tenth day of trekking, my true love gave to me
TEN Judges judging
NINE bottles of Roundup
EIGHT bags of manure
SEVEN weeders weeding
SIX meals and banquet
FIVE acres of land
FOUR master gardeners
THREE minor earthquakes
TWO guided tour buses
and
A free rhizome in a paper bag.


On the eleventh day of trekking, my true love gave to me
ELEVEN raffle prizes
TEN Judges judging
NINE bottles of Roundup
EIGHT bags of manure
SEVEN weeders weeding
SIX meals and banquet
FIVE acres of land
FOUR master gardeners
THREE minor earthquakes
TWO guided tour buses
and
A free rhizome in a paper bag.


On the twelfth day of trekking, my true love gave to me
TWELVE dozen donuts
ELEVEN raffle prizes
TEN Judges judging
NINE bottles of Roundup
EIGHT bags of manure
SEVEN weeders weeding
SIX meals and banquet
FIVE acres of land
FOUR master gardeners
THREE minor earthquakes
TWO guided tour buses
and
A free rhizome in a paper bag.


Lyrics courtesy of Jeanne Clay Plank
Background graphics by Bob Seaman