The day before young boys
Jump into chilly waters
In with sanctity and hope,
The day before the Kings come
The day before La Befana flys on her besom
The day before Twelve Drummers drum,
A girl at the end of her rope prays for the return of a lost dog,
A woman in a cap tosses treats to squirrels and crows,
And a man with a dog the color of paprika
Wishes us Happy New Year.
And so it is.