12 Days of Christmas
The Spinners Lyrics


On the first day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree!

Two turtle doves
On the second day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree!
Three french hens
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!

Four calling birds
On the fourth day of Christmas (what's a calling bird)
My true love sent to me
Four calling birds
Three french hens
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree!

Five golden rings!
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!

Six geese a layin'
On the sixth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Six geese a layin'
Five golden rings!
Four calling birds
Three french hens
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree!

Seven swans a swimmin'
On the seventh day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Seven swans a swimmin'
Six geese a layin'
Five golden rings!
Four calling birds
Three french hens
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree!

Eight maids a milkin'
On the eighth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Eight maids a milkin'
Seven swans a swimmin'
Six geese a layin'
Five golden rings!
Four calling birds (calling birds)
Three french hens
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree!

Nine ladies dancin'
On the ninth day of christmas
My true love sent to me
Nine ladies dancin'
Eight maids a milkin'
Seven swans a swimmin'
Six geese a layin'
Five golden rings!
Four calling birds
Three french hens
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree!

Ten lords a leapin'
On the tenth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Ten lords a leapin'
Nine ladies dancin'
Eight maids a milkin'
Seven swans a swimmin'
Six geese a layin'
Five golden rings!
Four calling birds
Three french hens
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree!

Eleven pipers pipin'
On the eleventh day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Eleven pipers pipin'
Ten lords a leapin'
Nine ladies dancin'
Eight maids a milkin'
Seven swans a swimmin'
Six geese a layin'
Five golden rings!
Four calling birds
Three french hens
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree!

Twelve drummers drummin'
On the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drummin'
Eleven pipers pipin'
Ten lords a leapin'
Nine ladies dancin'
Eight maids milkin'
Seven swans a swimmin'
Six geese a layin'
Five golden rings!
Four calling birds
Three french hens
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree!

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Written by: Traditional

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Comments from YouTube:

rabele123

I was lucky enough to see their Christmas show at Derby Assembly Rooms a couple of years before they finished. Hughie was leaping round the stage like a madman, doing all the actions. Particularly funny was the one for "Six geese a-laying" which, every time it came round, involved him squatting down, flapping his arms up and down, and emitting a tremendous squawk.

Ado

The positive side of the internet and YouTube. Great childhood memories, as my brother-in-law at the time had stacks of albums, introducing me to The Spinners, Billy Connolly and Jasper Carrott. Happy days 😊

MrJimmill

Oh the memories. I remember singing this in the Phil Christmas concert may times. Happy Days!!!

martin manifold

The best version of this classic

Scott Hodgkinson

Love this song

Frances Crane

Is there a video/film of this. I would love to see them peforming this.

david cassin

this is a brilliant version and very funny puts u in the mood of the fun and festivities

Brian Clarke

A fabolous Christmas song !!

John Thwaites

I put this on ever Christmas to drive everyone bonkers!!! Lol xx

ROB JOHNSON

Played every Christmas in this household.

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