The Twelve Days of Christmas

Traditional

Key: C (C harp in 1st position)

Verse 1

6      6      6      7     7      7     -7     7   -8       8     -9     -8    8  

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me

-9  9 -10 -9     8  7   -8      7 

a par-tri-dge in a pear tree

 

Verse 2

 6    6      6     7     7    7    7     -7      7     -8      8      -9    -8    8 

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me

  9     -8  8      -9 

two turtle doves 

  8    -9   9 -10 -9   8  7   -8      7 

and a par-tri-dge in a pear tree


Verse 3

   9     -8     8        -9 

three Fre-nch hens 


Verse 4

   9     -8    8     -9 

four calling birds 


Verse 5

  9    -10  -9      9           

five golden rings 

9 -9     8  -8      7 

fo-ur calling birds 

   -9         -6        7

three French hens

-8   7   -7  -6     6

tw-o turtle doves 

  8   -9  9 -10 -9   8  7   -8      7 

and a partridge in a pear tree


Verses 6–12

9 -8   8   -9   -8

Six geese a-laying

Seven swans a-swimming

Eight maids a-miling

Nine ladies dancing

Ten lords a-leaping

Eleven pipers piping

Twelve drummers drumming


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