Carols

Festivals of Light

12 Days of Christmas
illustrated by David Delamare

 

 

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 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 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 sent 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 sent 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 sent 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 sent to me:
nine ladies dancing,
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 sent to me:
ten lords a-leaping,
nine ladies dancing,
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 sent to me:
íleven pipers piping,
ten lords a-leaping,
nine ladies dancing,
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 sent to me:
twelve drummers drumming,
íleven pipers piping,
ten lords a-leaping,
nine ladies dancing,
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.