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Happy New Year and Be Safe Riding This Weekend

AMERiders would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and ask that you Be Safe Riding if you are riding This Weekend. We wouldn’t be what we are now if it hadn’t been for you, our customers, and we would like to thank you all for everything this past year. 2017 is going to be a great year as we will bring new and exciting items for you. This week we are making the post short and sweet as we know you have parties and fun to get too.

We just want to ensure that all our brothers and sisters make it home from parties they go to and to drive safe. We will see you next year. However, Look for us at midnight as we will help you all bring in the new year on Facebook.

As I have seen somewhere recently, The new year is basically a 365-page blank book waiting to be written so get out there and fill it up.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Happy New Year

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

and

AMERiders would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and ask that you Be Safe Riding if you are riding This Weekend.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Get Geared up for Riding next Year with Affordable Prices

It’s almost 2017 which means it is time to Get Geared up for Riding next Year and at AMERiders you can do that easily with our Affordable Prices. If you didn’t get the gear you wanted for Christmas give yourself a late Christmas present with our reasonably priced apparel, gear, and helmets.

Affordable Prices
What’s your gear like? 

Finding great gear at affordable prices is never easy, however, we at AMERiders try to make it easy for you. Our prices are comparable to other sites and sometimes much lower. So if you’re looking for great items to replace some or all of your gear for next year check out or reasonably priced items. Like the ones below.’

Helmets

A motorcycle helmet is the best and last line of defense for every biker, and we have a huge selection of SNELL and DOT approved biker helmets from top brands. From Full to Modular, ladies and youth we have them all. Including a few novelty helmets.

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DOT Full Face Skull Pile Motorcycle Helmet

Our Gun Metal Skull Pile Graphic Rodia Full Face Motorcycle helmet is not only DOT approved, it offers excellent rider comfort. It has a plush interior with dual position padding, as well as chin and forehead ventilation for increased airflow. This helmet not only has sick looking skull pile graphics on it, it is made from a  Lightweight fiberglass construction.  Packed with a few features such as a silicone flush-mounted shield, padded neck roll and replaceable brushed nylon interior and much more. All in a DOT approved helmet that looks as good as it feels.

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Polo Helmet Lady Rider Silver

Ladies, we didn’t forget you, our Caliber Series “EX” polo style half helmet is ONE of the best DOT Polo Motorcycle Helmets money can buy—and one of the LIGHTEST to boot.This helmet is perfect for the lady that wants some style around her helmet. Once again Caliber Helmets takes the game to whole other level. For 2007 Caliber has introduced its’ popular D.O.T. Polo in Silver Lady Rider with a clear coated glitter pink rose design on both sides. This Lady Rider “EX” model is one of the most beautiful designs that we have ever seen in a production line HELMET. That is because of Caliber’s attention to detail, comfort, fit, and finish is what sets them apart from the industry.

Apparel

Set off on your next ride with quality biker apparel that offers both protection and style. We carry premium motorcycle apparel for men, women, and kids to help protect from nasty spills and the outside elements. Don’t forget about our selection of top-rated biker gloves for every type of rider. Here are just a few of items that we have in stock.

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Men’s Plain Vest With POW

Our Men’s Plain Vest With POW is made from top grade leather showing the unimaginable quality of workmanship of this garment. There is no comparison, this is a great addition to the riding lifestyle. Displaying the red POW logo on the front and back. It shows that you respect people who put their lives on the line for freedom. Everything with this vest just shows that it’s fitting, slim and comfortable. Giving you 2 inside pockets and 2 front pockets, you’ll have space to spare.

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Ladies Genuine Buffalo Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Our Ladies Genuine Buffalo Leather Motorcycle Jacket is a beautiful jacket that any lady would love to wear, and is a great starter jacket to fill with your favorite patches.It consists of hundreds of individual pieces of hand selected buffalo leather that are stitched together to create a contouring fit. This stitching process takes several hours of additional production time but the end result is a jacket that is well worth it!

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Kids Leather Jacket

Our Kids Leather Jacket is a great jacket to start off your little biker with. It is made from Top Grade Genuine Leather and will make them feel like they are one of the pack. This jacket is also great protection from as well.

Last but certainly not least show your bike some love too.

Show your bike some love with one of our items from our for the bike sectionWe have many items that your bike will thank you for. Check out a few of the items below.

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Motorcycle Sissy Bar Bag Trunk With Skull

Our Motorcycle Sissy Bar Bag Trunk With Skull features reflective skulls on the top of the bag, is made out of durable PVC material it also comes with a rain cover.

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10 Motorcycle Tool Bag With UV Protection

If you have a great sissy bar bag already, maybe you need one of our toolbags instead? Like our 10 Motorcycle Tool Bag With UV Protection is universal fitting for most bikes, includes a hard sheet inside the bag, features a heavy duty quick release, is 100% waterproof as well as being UV protected to keep it from turning white in extreme heat and will hold its shape for many rides to come.

 

Regardless of what you’re riding gear needs are, chances are we have it available at affordable prices. Look us up and if you have questions we will definitely answer them.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Affordable Prices

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders help you gear up for the new year with our Affordable Prices.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Merry Christmas & Seasons Greetings to You from All of Us at AMERiders!

Merry Christmas & Seasons Greetings to You from All of Us at AMERiders! We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday with your families. While you travel please be careful driving or riding whichever the case may be and please try to stay warm as well.

Some families eat Turkey for their traditional Christmas meal along with stuffing, cranberry sauce and many other side items.

Seasons Greetings

While others eat various types of Ham for their traditional Christmas Meal along with the same side items a turkey eating family might.

Seasons Greetings

Regardless of which meal you eat, ensure that you have a wonderful and cherished time with your family. We know we will. And again we would like to thank everyone of our customers for making us what we are today. We will have many great new things coming for you in 2017 so keep a look out.

Seasons Greetings

 

 

~Merry Christmas to all and to all a great ride.

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Seasons Greetings

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

and

AMERiders wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings, please stay safe!

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Merry Christmas Eve & Happy Holidays from All of Us at AMERiders!

Merry Christmas Eve & Happy Holidays to You from All of Us at AMERiders! We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday with your families. We would like to thank all of our brothers and sisters who have made us what we have become. Without you, we are not AMERiders.

Merry Christmas Eve

So as you hang your stockings by the chimney with care remember to drive safe and hug your family (blood relations or not) as everyone of them is special. We at AMERiders love our family including our customer family and hope that you have the best Christmas with your loved ones as we will.

And as Biker Claus brings you your gifts this Christmas make sure to leave him out his Cookies, Beer, Milk and whatever else you think he would like. And a can of oil for his “reindeer” or a carrot if your kid believes that a bikers sleigh is driven by animals instead of “horses”. Because we all know Santa gets hungry while making the rounds all over the world.

Merry Christmas Eve

Snuggle next to the fire with your friends, family, children, parents and loved ones and drink hot cocoa, hot toddies, egg nog and sing carols and have a generally good time as that is what Spirit of Christmas is about “love”.

One last thing before we go.

Merry Christmas Eve

~Merry Christmas to all and to all a great ride.

~Live Free Ride Hard~

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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AMERiders wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas Eve, stay safe!

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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12th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin & Meaning Continued.

On the 10th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you the 12 Days of Christmas and its Origin & Meaning Continued. We continue today with the 9th verse in the song. But before we do we want to thank everyone that shopped with us during our Winter Holiday Event.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the Pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

Song verse explanation.

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

12th Day of Christmas
The 12th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me twelve drummers drumming

On The 12th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘twelve drummers drumming’ were the twelve disciples of Jesus (They could also mean the twelve points of the Apostles’ Creed!)

This is also one of the days of verses where things can start to get mixed up depended on the year or origin that the verse is being sung from. More information on this can be found here.

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

The 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 12 (5th January also known as Epiphany Eve): St. John Neumann who was the first Bishop in American. He lived in the 19th century.

We hope you have enjoyed our 12 Days of Christmas informational, and have a great and safe holiday.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
12th Day of Christmas

and

Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 10th Day of Christmas.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

Like what you just read? Share it on social media with others and let them get the information and benefit from it as well.

11th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin & Meaning Continued.

On the 11th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you the 12 Days of Christmas and its Origin & Meaning Continued. We continue today with the 11th verse in the song. But before we do we want to thank everyone that shopped with us during our Winter Holiday Event.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the Pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

Song verse explanation.

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

11th Day of Christmas
The 11th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me eleven pipers piping

On The 11th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘eleven pipers piping’ represent eleven thousand [meaning a lot of people] who had been martyred (killed) for the Christian faith. (The pipers piping could also mean the eleven faithful disciples of Jesus.)

This is also one of the days of verses where things can start to get mixed up depended on the year or origin that the verse is being sung from. More information on this can be found here.

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

The 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 11 (4th January): St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American saint, who lived in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the past, it also celebrated the feast of Saint Simon Stylites (who lives on a small platform on the top of a pillar for 37 years!)

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the very last verse of the 12 Days of Christmas.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
11th Day of Christmas

and

Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 11th Day of Christmas.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

Like what you just read? Share it on social media with others and let them get the information and benefit from it as well.

10th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin & Meaning Continued.

On the 10th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you the 12 Days of Christmas and its Origin & Meaning Continued. We continue today with the 10th verse in the song. But before we do we want to thank everyone that shopped with us during our Winter Holiday Event.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the Pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

Song verse explanation.

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

10th Day of Christmas
On The 10th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ten lords a-leaping

On The 10th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘ten lords a-leaping’ are the Ten Commandments in the Bible.

This is also one of the days of verses where things can start to get mixed up depended on the year or origin that the verse is being sung from. More information on this can be found here.

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

The 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 10 (3rd January): Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. This remembers when Jesus was officially ‘named’ in the Jewish Temple. It’s celebrated by different churches on a wide number of different dates!

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the next to the last verse of the 12 Days of Christmas.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
8th Day of Christmas

and

Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 10th Day of Christmas.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

Like what you just read? Share it on social media with others and let them get the information and benefit from it as well.

9th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin & Meaning Continued.

On the 9th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you the 12 Days of Christmas and its Origin & Meaning Continued. We continue today with the 9th verse in the song. But before we do we want to thank everyone that shopped with us during our Winter Holiday Event. If you missed out you can still get great gifts from us, and we will do expedited shipping. However, you will need to pay shipping on the items.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the Pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

Song verse explanation.

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

9th Day of Christmas
The 9th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me nine ladies dancing

On The 9th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘nine ladies dancing’ are the nine muses from Greek Mythology. (The ladies dancing could also mean fruits of the Holy Spirit.)

This is also one of the days of verses where things can start to get mixed up depended on the year or origin that the verse is being sung from. More information on this can be found here.

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

The 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 9 (2nd January): St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, two important 4th century Christians.

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the next verse 10th Day of Christmas.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
8th Day of Christmas

and

Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 9th Day of Christmas.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

Like what you just read? Share it on social media with others and let them get the information and benefit from it as well.

8th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin & Meaning Continued.

On the 8th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you the 12 Days of Christmas and its Origin & Meaning Continued. We continue today with the 12 Days of Christmas Origin and Meaning with the 8th verse in the song. But before we do we want to thank everyone that shopped with us during our Winter Holiday Event. If you missed out you can still get great gifts from us, and we will do expedited shipping. However, you will need to pay shipping on the items.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

Song verse explanation.
8th Day of Christmas
On The 8th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me eight maids a milking

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

On The 8th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘eight maids a milking’ are the eight beatitudes, Jesus’ teachings on happiness.

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

The 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 8 (1st January): Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the 9th Day of Christmas

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
8th Day of Christmas

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Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 8th Day of Christmas.

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7th Day of Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas Origin & Meaning Continued.

On the 7th Day of Christmas, AMERiders brings to you our Winter Holiday Event! We continue today with the 12 Days of Christmas Origin and Meaning with the 7th verse in the song. But before we do we want to remind about our Winter Holiday Event which now gives you now a full 30% percent off storewide. We would like to thank our wonderfully given owner for that. Also, don’t forget we have our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well. Keep watching the clock above to ensure you get your orders in before the event ends so that we can ensure delivery by Christmas.

To remind you the idea for these posts came to us because the boss loves the song and just loves to drive us nuts singing it. Yes, we’ve done the research and we know this starts on the 25th of December, but however you know that we at AMERIders are not normal so we are going to start this the 12 days before Christmas.  We apologize if what follows offends anyone it is not our intention just information that we found online.

Recap of Origin

In England, between 1558 and 1829, it was not legal for Catholics to practice their kind of Christianity in public or private. Being a Catholic was treated as a bad crime. If you even owned a Catholic Bible, you could be put in prison! Catholics were stopped from worshipping because King Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church and started his own ‘Protestant’ Church (what is now the Church of England). There were many people who were still Catholics and they worshiped in secret.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was written in England at the beginning of this time. Some people think that it was written to help children learn about their Catholic religion. In the carol, the days are supposed to represent special symbols and have hidden meanings, because it was illegal to have anything in writing that would indicate that you were a Catholic.

But there’s NO evidence that this is true and it seems most likely just to be a folk song and that the special ‘Catholic’ meanings were added at a MUCH later date!

While you are shopping for a great gift or stocking stuffers during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 30% percent off storewide. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Variations of the lyrics

The earliest known version of the lyrics was published under the title “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”, as part of a 1780 children’s book, Mirth without Mischief. Subsequent versions have shown considerable variation:

-In the earliest versions, the word “On” is not present at the beginning of each verse—for example, the first verse begins simply “The first day of Christmas”. “On” was added in Austin’s 1909 version, and became very popular thereafter.

-In the early versions, “my true love sent” me the gifts. However, a 20th-century variant has “my true love gave to me”; this wording has become particularly common in North America.

-The 1780 version has “four colly birds”—”colly” being a regional English expression for “black”. This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: “canary birds”, “colored birds”, “curly birds”, and “Corley birds” are found in its place. Frederic Austin’s 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day’s gift to four “calling” birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although “colly” is still found.

-The “five gold rings” may become “five golden rings”, especially in North America. In the standard melody, this change enables singers to fit one syllable per musical note.

-The gifts associated with the final four days are often reordered. For example, the pipers may be on the ninth day rather than the eleventh.

Need a quick gift for an office party or for a surprise guest coming for Christmas Dinner? Check out our Winter Holiday Event, Don’t forget that you get 30% percent off storewide. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

Song verse explanation.
7th Day of Christmas
On The 7th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:7 swans a swimming

Also, all the symbols can be used by Protestants and other Christians, not just by Catholics! There was another song called ‘A New Dial’ (also called ‘In Those Twelve Days’), which goes back as far as at least 1625, which gave religious meanings to the 12 Days of Christmas, but NOT so people could practice their faith is secret. If you’d like to know more about this, please go to the 12 Days of Christmas page on snopes.com

On The 7th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ‘seven swans a swimming’ are the seven ‘liberal arts’ studied in medieval universities. (They could also mean the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Other information.

The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their ‘true love’. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

The 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration.

Each of the 12 Days traditionally is celebrated with a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations: Day 7 (31st December): New Year’s Eve (known as Hogmanay in Scotland). Pope Sylvester, Is traditionally celebrated on this day. He was one of the earliest popes (in the 4th Century). In many central and eastern European countries (including Austria, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Slovenia) New Year’s Eve is still sometimes called ‘Silvester’. In the UK, New Year’s Eve was a traditional day for ‘games’ and sporting competitions. Archery was a very popular sport and during the middle ages, it was the law that it had to be practiced by all men between ages 17-60 on Sunday after Church! This was so the King had lots of very good archers ready in case he need to go to war!

Stay tuned for tomorrow for our continuation with the 8th Day of Christmas, and also Don’t forget While you’re shopping for great gifts during our AMERiders Winter Holiday Event, that you get 30% percent off on orders over $50 automatically. With our usual Free Shipping on orders over $50 as well.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~AMERiders
2nd Day of Christmas

and

Let AMERiders help you with your stocking stuffers and gifts for the 7th Day of Christmas.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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