I'm sure you're familiar with the holiday song, The 12 Days of Christmas, but what if there was a Rockford version?

As a kid, I thought it was funny when people took a real song and changed the lyrics to make it a funny one.

For example, when "Jingle Bells" was switched to "Batman Smells."

When I was in high school, my friends and I would change the words to rock tunes all the time. It gave us something to do during lunch.

Then I got an idea. What if I came up with a Rockford version of "The 12 Days of Christmas?" That could be interesting.

I could have easily made it negative, but I decided to just have some fun with it.

"The 12 Days Of Rockford Christmas"

  • On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
    • Original - "A partridge in a pear tree"
    • New Rockford version - "A sock money on a Symbol statue"
      • Rockford is known for sock monkey & Symbol.
  • On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
    • Original - "Two turtle doves"
    • New Rockford version - "Two IceHogs goalies"
      • The Rockford IceHogs normally carry two goaltenders.
  • On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
    • Original - "Three French hens"
    • New Rockford version - "Three-pointer from VanVleet"
      • Fred VanVleet was a basketball star at Auburn.
  • On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
    • Original - "Four calling birds"
    • New Rockford version - "Four Hall of Famers"
      • The four original members of Cheap Trick are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
    • Original - "Five golden rings"
    • New Rockford version - "Five Rusted Hearts"
      • Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts has five band members.
  • On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
    • Original - "Six geese a laying"
    • New Rockford version - "Six points from Lowry"
      • Former Boylan football player, Dean Lowry, scored his first defensive touchdown a couple of weeks ago for the Packers.
  • On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
    • Original - "Seven swans a swimming"
    • New Rockford version - "Seven Beef A Roo cheese fries"
      • Who doesn't love cheese fries from Beef A Roo?
  • On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
    • Original - "Eight maids a milking"
    • New Rockford version - "Eight Rivets fielders"
      • Rockford Rivets baseball team puts eight players on the field to support the pitcher.
  • On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
    • Original - "Nine ladies dancing"
    • New Rockford version - "Nine Rockford Peaches"
      • Rockford Peaches played with nine players each game.
  • On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
    • Original - "Ten lords a leaping"
    • New Rockford version - "Ten car was Danica"
      • In NASCAR, Roscoe's Danica Patrick drove the number 10 car.
  • On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
    • Original - "Eleven pipers piping"
    • New Rockford version - "Eleven screws made in Rockford"
      • Rockford has the nickname "The Screw City."
  • On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
    • Original - "Twelve drummers drumming"
    • New Rockford version - "Twelve Phantom Regiment drummers drumming"
      • Phantom Regiment is a drum and bugle corps from Rockford.

What do you think of my version?

Do you have any other "Rockford" lyrics to share?


Video: Steve Lynch from Autograph