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The Twelve Days of Christmas

This song is a Traditional.

This is a traditional song and therefore has no particular artist associated with it. It is believed to have originated in England.
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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 forth 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 golden 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 golden 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 golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves and
A partridge in a pear tree

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

Credits

Music by:

derived from a 1909 arrangement of the traditional folk melody by Frederic Austin Wikipedia16

Lyrics by:

Traditional, first published in England in 1780

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