Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: Hawaiian 12 Days of Christmas

Hawaiian 12 Days of Christmas

In Hawaii, we have our own Pidgin version of Twelve Days of Christmas song:Nativity

Here is the last verse:  Numbah (number) 12 day of Christmas, my Tutu (grand mother) gave to me:

  • 12 television
  • 11 cans of spam
  • 10 missionary
  • 9 ukulele
  • 8 pounds of poi
  • 7 shrimp a'swimmin'
  • 6 hula lesson
  • 5 big fat pig
  • 4 flower lei
  • 3 dried squid
  • 2 coconut &
  • 1 mynah bird in one papaya tree

The numbers and words are pronounced in proper pidgin, making this truley a local version.

The official dictionary for Pidgin is called: Pidgin to Da Max.

 

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Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

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Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Comment balloon 22 commentsRandy Prothero • December 14 2006 01:30AM

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Well Randy, I'm thinking you need to SING this thing and attach the MP3 file hear so we can all hear it!

Aloha! Book 'em Danno!

 was hoping for Papya, but got Gooseberry...

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Posted by Jay Thompson (Zillow) over 11 years ago

Jay and Francy - There are two problems with that. 

  1. They have been a few local musicians record variations of the song and I would not want to risk getting sued.
  2. If I were to be the singer people would be checking their speakers thinking they were blown.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

'Randy'

I am with Jay. Sing it and book em Danno! LOL...

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago

I think I might starve in Hawaii. 

 

Elderberry

Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) over 11 years ago

Randy,

Happy Holidays!  Did you know of the singer Id?  I could spell his real name but will have to get my CD.

Posted by Karen Hurst, Rhode Island Waterfront! (RICOASTALLIVING.COM) over 11 years ago

Randy - I agree with the above - would LOVE to hear YOUR rendition - start singing!

Ines

Posted by Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate (Majestic Properties) over 11 years ago
Randy, I will take the 7 shrimp a swimming before you start to sing and I have to run.  Sounds like we have the same golden tones in common.
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 11 years ago

Hey Randy!

This morning I was going to post the Pidgin' "Da Night Bafo Christmas" (great minds think alike!), but then I know I would be copyright infringing. The lyrics are hilarious, by Kathy Collins. If anyone wants to hear it, try to find the CD titled "Moonbows For Christmas".

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Michael S. Mackey, REALTOR ABR, CRS, GRI, RSPS (CENTURY 21 All Islands) over 11 years ago

TLW - I need to find a studio thatr can alter my voice.

Chris - Mynah bird tastes good with Papaya

Karen - It is IZ, Brother IZ or in Pidgin Brudda IZ.  He real name is Israel Kamakawiwo`ole.   He passed away a couple of years ago.  They had his viewing in the State Capitol Rotunda, thousands came.  His former group was called the Makaha Sons of Niihau. http://www.animalnetwork.com/hawaii/library/articleview.asp?Section=Music&RecordNo=842 Great music

 Rick & Ines:  I tried, I just blew out the mike on my laptop.

George - I got tricked many years into singing Jingle Bell Rock at an industry Christmas Party.  People are still telling stories and jokes about that event.

Michael - The other I love is Frank DeLima's Filipino version for the 12 Days of Christmas.  My wife is Filipino so we play it at family gatherings.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Randy,

Thankyou for that link! I never knew any of that. In fact, I had heard a song "over the rainbow" on TV and the way it was sung haunted me. I tracked it down by googling the song and listening to a hundred different renditions until I found it and it was IZ. I then proceeded to buy two of his CD's. This was two years ago and it wasn't until after I bought the CD's that I found out he had died in 1997!!! I still listen to them, what a Voice and what a shame.

Posted by Karen Hurst, Rhode Island Waterfront! (RICOASTALLIVING.COM) over 11 years ago
Karen - I hear his songs in a lot of new movies.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Randy-The twleve days of Christmas in Hawaiian is my favorite!  The best version I heard is by Frank Delima.  He is nutso to start with and his rendition makes it even funnier.

Karen-The music of Bruddah IZ is awesome!  He is just as popular now as when he was alive.  My website has live music from IZ at www.DavidKucic.com

Posted by 1SG (Ret.) David Kucic, President and Owner (Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago
David & Tonya - I don't think the mainland folks would fully appreciate the humor of Frank Delima.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

David and Tonya,

I checked out your site. It was great hearing him. What a neat idea!\


BTW Randy, Some people on the mainland are Islanders at heart:)

Posted by Karen Hurst, Rhode Island Waterfront! (RICOASTALLIVING.COM) over 11 years ago
Karen - When I came to Hawaii I was so happy to find that Cecilio and Kapono were here.  I used to listen to C&K in Chicago.  I have since them many times in person.  One of the great things in Hawaii is our music industry.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Aloha and a Merry Christmas to you and your family !!!
Posted by Gary Schmitz, US Real Estate Directory (USRED) over 11 years ago
Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas in Hawaiian)
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

I have heard a couple of versions to the song.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Mele Kalikimak e houli maka hiki hou!

Posted by Tammi over 9 years ago

Aloha Tammi

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

I wonder if anyone can help me.  I need the words to Christmas in Honolulu by Frank Delima for my kid.  I e-mailed Frank and he put the song on his website.  however I cannot hear very well and so far my kid and I figured out all the words except the last stanza.  Sandcastles are like snowmen, neither is built to last,....We can't figure out the next two lines.  If anybody can go to his website and hear it for me please let us know what it says.  It is for a school ting.  Thanks!  Mark and jason

Posted by Mark Taniguchi over 8 years ago

I forgot to tell you the website is frankdelima.com and my e-mail is kram9111kmcas@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Posted by Mark Taniguchi over 8 years ago

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