The Twelve Days of Christmas

Here’s a Christmas Song to help start off the season…

Illustration of Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Two turtle doves and
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves and
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves and
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Five gold rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves and
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves and
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves and
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves and
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Nine drummers drumming,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves and
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Ten pipers piping,
Nine drummers drumming,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves and
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Eleven ladies dancing,
Ten pipers piping,
Nine drummers drumming,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves and
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Twelve lords a-leaping,
Eleven ladies dancing,
Ten pipers piping,
Nine drummers drumming,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves and
A partridge in a pear tree.

Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope you have an enjoyable season.

Best wishes,

Lisa

P.S. More Christmas Songs from Around the World Coming Soon!

The illustration is from The Sleeping Beauty Picture Book, illustrated by Walter Crane.

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