The Twelve 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:

TORNADO-NHL

Best verison of the song!

Stu

It's so good. It's funny too

Ieuan Evans

agreed

John Atkin

It was originally "colly birds" not "calling birds" and in this version of the song they do sing "colly birds" that is why one of the band keeps barking and whistling. "Colly birds" = black birds., "Colly" means "black as coal" in old English, as in "colliery".

Erik Årman

I thought he was barking and whistling because of "collie birds", like a border collie.

07williamsdj

What is a collie bird?

ROB JOHNSON

Played every Christmas in this household.

Scarlett Fox

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

Ieuan Evans

Here we are again, love it

Sam Orchard

This is the best version.

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