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The 12 Yats of Christmas

This is a local favorite.  A Yat is someone from New Orleans, Louisiana.  It comes from their saying "where yat?" for "where are you at?"  Yeah, I know not great grammar. 

the 12 Yats of Christmas

by Benny Grunch

1. On'da foist day'a Christmas mah
Mawmaw gave'to me a Crawfish'dey
Caught in Arabi

2. In'da Christmas Picayune I seen it
Dere'n Section E, Tujaque's Recipe

3. On'da thoid day' a Christmas we
Stopped at McKenzie for Three French Breads

4. On the fourth day I said OK let's get a
Christmas tree Before'ya Drive Me Nuts

5. On the fifth day of Christmas we
stopped at A&G for Frrried Onion Rrrings

6. On'da sixth day'a Christmas we
stopped at K&B's for a Six Pack'a Dixie

7. Cemetery traffic got backed up to
Metairie at the Seventeenth Street Canal

8. On'da eighth day of Christmas me and
Rosalie Ate By'ya Mama's

9. On the ninth day of Christmas we drove
down Delery in'da Lower Ninth Ward

10. I used'ta be at Kaiser now I'm woikin
down'da street at'da Tenneco Chalmette Refinery

11. On the eleventh day at Vetran's
Highway try'ta cross the street with Eleven Schwegmann Bags

12. On the twelfth day of Christmas my
true love gave to me a Dozen Manuel's Tamales

bunches of CAJUN CHRISTMAS albums! http://tinyurl.com/27ethk
and http://tinyurl.com/283pmt



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 23rd, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yat's the saddest thing I ever heard :p
Dec. 23rd, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
They manage to sound like Dublin knackers.........lol
Dec. 23rd, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
What's a Dublin knacker?
Dec. 23rd, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
A lowlife from the capital of Ireland. Totally non PC name, sorry about that :)
Dec. 23rd, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
Not to worry. Anti-PC is my middle name.
Dec. 29th, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
I love that song, and I don't know why, haha. I posted it last year, and Glenn said he absolutely hated it. I guess only people from here really get it. :)
Dec. 29th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Probably so. If anyone from here can actually understand what they are saying, which is why I also posted the lyrics.
Dec. 29th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
Dick's pack o' Sixie! Haha. I think that guy getting more and more drunk as the song went on, and the other guy getting more and more annoyed by Christmas tree getting are my favorites.
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