Nursery rhymes with lyrics and music.

Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas song Twelve Days of Christmas with Lyrics and Music

Twelve Days of Christmas - Nursery rhyme - Music, tune and lyrics

Twelve Days of Christmas (or The Twelve Days of Christmas) is a very fun christmas song that is perfect to sing with kids!

It is a so called cumulative song, that means that each verse is built on top of the previous verses. So this song got 12 verses (12 days!). The first verse is short, but the following verses are getting longer and longer. The 12th verse is looooooong - but fun! So make sure to sing the entire song - the kids will love it!

Twelve Days of Christmas is also great for learning to count.

It is no religious content in Twelve Days of Christmas, so this song can be used in all occasions! Have fun!

Don't remember the Twelve Days of Christmas tune?  No problem! You can listen to the christmas song "Twelve Days of Christmas" at the bottom of this page...

Twelve Days of Christmas - Lyrics
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:
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me:
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me:
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me:
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me:
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me:
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me:
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me:
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me:
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me:
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


Twelve Days of Christmas Music/Video

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