The Twelve Days of Christmas-Original version-well, not quite but close enough.

[Verse 1]
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me
A partridge in a pear tree

[Verse 2]
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

[Verse 3]
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

[Verse 4]
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

[Verse 5]
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Five golden ringggggs
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

[Verse 6]
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Six geese a-laying
Five golden ringggs
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

[Verse 7]
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden ringggs
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

[Verse 8]
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 golden ringggs
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

[Verse 9]
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Nine ladies awaiting
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden ringggs
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

[Verse 10]
On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me
10 lords a-leaping
Nine ladies a-awaiting
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden ringggs
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

[Verse 11]
On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me
11 pipers piping
10 lords a-leaping
Nine ladies a-waiting
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden ringggs
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

[Verse 12]
On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me
12 drummers drumming
11 pipers piping
10 lords a-leaping
Nine ladies awaiting
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden ringggs
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

Fun Facts

I have seen versions where its written ‘sent to me‘ not ‘gave to me‘ sorry but the song was written in 1780 long before the days of being able to sent your true love a gift a daily day if you didn’t live in the same household.

The reason I wrote close enough in the title is that some of the original words are not very nice by any standard.

There have been later changes from ladies a-waiting to ladies dancing.

The index calculates the cost of all the gifts in the song based on current market rates; 2019’s total comes to a hefty $41,094.93, or $180,609.46 if you count each mention of an item over and over separately which would amount to 364 gifts in all — up 1.2 percent from  the price last year.

About unholypursuit

A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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