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CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT VERSE

What do the verses mean and why were they written.

Click here for the story that goes with the verses to the

Twelve Days of Christmas.

The first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,

A partridge in a pear-tree.

The second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear-tree.

The third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Three French hens, Two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear-tree.

The four 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.

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.

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.

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 pear-tree.

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.

The ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Nine drummers drumming, 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.

The Tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Ten pipers piping, Nine drummers drumming,

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.

The eleventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Eleven ladies dancing, ten pipers piping,

Nine drummers drumming,

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.

The twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Twelve lords a-leaping, Eleven ladies dancing,

Ten pipers piping, Nine drummers drumming,

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.

As Published by J. O. Nelliwell in 1842

 

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