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“And a partridge in a pear tree.”
These famous words are the signature phrase in an enduring Holiday favourite.
Theories abound about its origins. Some historians believe the song appeared around 1625 while others believe it is older still. The earliest known printed version dates to 1780 with 1842 recognized as the date the song was first performed professionally. What’s more, the existence of three French versions adds to the mystery.
The popular melody everyone knows today was written in the early 1900’s by Frederic Austin and this exquisite 12-coin set brings every verse to life with charming, historically-accurate renderings in exceptional high relief.
Year after year, you’ll be proud to display this luxurious wooden case and watch family and friends admire its pure silver coins—and the fascinating song behind them.