Bethany Roberts' Christmas Fun for Kids: Christmas Songs: 12 Days of Christmas


 



12 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 go-old 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 go-old 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 go-old 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 go-old 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 pipers piping, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming,
six geese a-laying,
five go-old 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 drummers drumming, nine pipers piping, eight maids a-milking,
seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying,
five go-old 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 drummers drumming, nine pipers piping, 
eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying,
five go-old 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 drummers drumming, 
nine pipers piping, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, 
six geese a-laying,
five go-old rings!
Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves,
and a partridge in a pear tree!

Note:  There are a number of versions of this song.  This version matches the very cute graphic!  But I believe in the original version, the order is:
a partridge in a pear tree, 2 turtle doves, 3 French hens, 4 calling birds, 5 golden rings, 6 geese a-laying, 7 swans a-swimming, 8 maids a-milking, 9 ladies dancing, 10 lords a-leaping, 11 pipers piping, 12 drummers drumming.

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graphic from www.hellasmultimedia.com

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