The Twelve Days of Christmas

October 24, 2007 at 10:41 am 3 comments

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

On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent 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 sent 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 sent 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 sent 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 eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent 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 sent 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 sent 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 sent 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 sent 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!

Here’s a great clip of one of the funnest renditions of this great Christmas carol, performed by John Denver and the Muppets.  Highlights include Animal as the drummer drumming, a forgetful Fozzie Bear, improvisations by Miss Piggy, and possibly the only place you’ll ever hear Statler and Waldorf actually singing instead of griping about the rest of the gang!

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Entry filed under: Christmas, Traditional Songs.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jessie  |  February 24, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    This is the true meaning:

    1.The partridge in a pear tree resembles Jesus Christ.
    2.Two turtle doves was the Bible,Old and New Testament.
    3.Three french hens stood for the Faith,Hope,Love and the magi’s gifts
    4.Four calling birds resembles the gospels of Matthew,Mark,Luke and John
    5.The five golden rings were the Pentateuch,first five books of the Bible
    6.Six geese a-laying stood for the six days God created the world
    7.Seven swans a-swimming resembles the Seven Sacraments
    8.Eight maids a-milking were the Eight Beautitudes
    9.Nine ladies dancing were the Nine Choirs of the Angels
    10.Ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments
    11.Eleven pipers piping resembles the Eleven Faithful Apostles
    12.Twelve drummers drumming simbolized the twelve points of beliefs in the Apostle’s Creed

    So,this song was not just a simple Christmas carol like Deck The Halls.This song resembles CHRISTIANITY.

    Reply
  • 2. Imellida Anwanda Sahara  |  February 24, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    smart were did u get this from

    (Im from India sorry if my English not that good.From wich land u from?)

    Reply
  • 3. Jessie  |  February 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Imellida Anwanda Sahara (wew,your name is hard to spell!),it’s okay if you don’t use proper English.I’m from Singapore.My real name is Jessie Li.Just click my name if you want to know where did I got this from.

    Reply

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