Well the Twelve Days of Christmas has come to an end.

I hope next time you hear this song you may think of it a little differently than just a children’s Christmas song.

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

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
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

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.

On the fourth 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.

On 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.

On 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.

On 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 a pear tree.

On 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.

On 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.

On 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.

On 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.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Twelve fiddlers fiddling,
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

On The Twelfth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me

12 Drummers Drumming (The twelve points of Doctrine in the Apostles’ Creed)

11 Pipers Piping (The Eleven Faithful Apostles)

10 Lords A-leaping (The Ten Commandments)

9 Ladies Dancing (The Nine Fruit of the Holy Spirit)

8 Maids A-milking (The Eight Beatitudes)

7 Swans A-swimming (The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit)

6 Geese A-laying (Six days of creation)

5 Golden Rings (Five Books of the Old Testament)

4 Calling Birds (Four Gospels)

3 French Hens (Three Theological Virtues)

2 Turtle Doves (Old and New Testaments)

And A Partridge In A Pear Tree (Jesus Christ)

a pear tree.

 

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rubyr8
    Jan 06, 2015 @ 06:39:13

    Truly gained alot from this series 🙂 . A lot of thought went into this song and most people will never know it’s worth. Have a great year ahead.

    Reply

  2. maddmombetty
    Jan 06, 2015 @ 07:57:29

    Now it all makes sense to me. Thanks for bringing it to the forefront. It’s worth a lot more than just a game to be mocked.

    Reply

  3. julial213
    Jan 06, 2015 @ 07:59:42

    I’ve been following your days and the first time I read the correlation with the Lord I truly loved it. I don’t think I’ve heard it like that before, so thanks and Happy New Year.

    Reply

  4. phoenixgrey85
    Jan 06, 2015 @ 13:41:45

    I’ve really enjoyed these posts. Thank you for giving me a different perspective on the song.

    Reply

  5. orples
    Jan 06, 2015 @ 15:20:52

    This has been an interesting series of posts. Thanks for taking the time to educate us all on the true meaning of the words in the song, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. 🙂

    Reply

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