by Gene Turnbow, station manager

It had to happen eventually. Sooner or later if it exists, there’s a D&D version of it. The Twelve Days of Christmas gets the treatment this time, and while it just as easily could have been done by any game-playing geek, this time it comes from the actual creators of the game Dungeons and Dragons.

The song has been around long enough to be re-done innumerable times. The Twelve Days of Christmas was first published in England in 1780 without music as a chant or rhyme, and is thought to be French in origin. There are several versions of the tune that goes with it, but the one we know is from a 1909 arrangement of a traditional folk melody by English composer Frederic Austin, who first introduced the now familiar prolongation of the verse “five gold rings.”

Enjoy a little geeky holiday fun.

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