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-=[ gingerbread boy ]=-  11/97
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From: mullen@news.gate.net (Allen Mullen)
Newsgroups: alt.binaries.pictures.ascii
Subject: BIG: Misc. XMAS pictures (long)

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-=[ The Twelve Days of Christmas ]=- 12/96 
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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree
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On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Two Turtle Doves
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                           ='-    ='-


On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Three French Hens

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On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Four Calling Birds

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             -/-"---"---/-"---"---/-"---"---/-"---"-- 
 
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Five Golden Rings

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                   ((_)) ((_)) ((_)) ((_)) ((_))
                    '-'   '-'   '-'   '-'   '-' 

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Six Geese A-Laying
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On the seventh day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Seven swans A-Swimming

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On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Eight Maids A-Milking


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On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Nine Ladies Dancing

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On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Ten Lords A-Leaping

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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Eleven Pipers Piping
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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Twelve Drummers Drumming
    
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