Seven swans a swimming
Six Geese a laying
Four colly birds (yes it's actually colly I looked it up)
Three French hens
Two turtle doves
A partridge in a pear tree
And you think your true love is going to want to clean bird cages and poop all day? Not!
Then there's the noise:
Twelve drummers drumming
Eleven pipers piping
Nine ladies dancing (wonder if they brought their own brass pole?)
Yeah throw a party with that lot and see if the police don't show up.
And how do you get 10 Lords to leap? Must keep a bunch of lobbyists in the hallway. And who's going to pay for this shindig? It'd cost a fortune so I guess only guys like Mitt Romney might be able to afford it.
So while this lot is down at the 5th precinct trying to sort out the disturbance don't forget your boxing gloves for December 26th Boxing Day in Canada. :-)
Actually this is said to have come from a little memory game in France around 1780. Back then the penalty was said to be a kiss or sweet for forgetting. But I'd bet that you can find a drinking game version on most college campuses these days.