12 days of christmas gifts

The 12 days of Christmas song is one of the most famous, beloved, and catchy tunes you’ll probably start listening whenever December gets around right after Thanksgiving. If you want to add it to your holiday set list so that you can practice it with your Christmas caroling group or chorus, we have the best printable PDF with the lyrics right here.

12 days of Christmas lyrics printable

During Christmas, people are happier than in the rest of the year, which is why is almost inevitable to get a few catchy songs stuck in your head. One of those songs is 12 days of Christmas and one of the catchiest Christmas songs ever. This simple but fun song is comprised of 12 verses. Each verse adds a gift of that specific day into the list, so you end up repeating the 12 different gifts on the last verse of the song. Though it’s said to have originated in England or France, its origin is highly argued among historians.

Still, this is a remarkably beautiful and fun song to sing during Christmas time, making it perfect to sing it at home or at church with your beloved ones and friends.

Lyrics of the song

Here are the traditional lyrics for this holiday song. :

 

On the first day of Christmas

My true love gave to me

A partridge in a pear tree

On the second day of Christmas

My true love gave to me

Two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree

On the third day of Christmas

My true love gave to me

Three French hens

Two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree

On the fourth day of Christmas

My true love gave 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 gave 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 gave 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 gave 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 gave 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

Me me me me me me

Nine ladies dancing

Eight maids a milking

Seven swans a swimming

Six geese a laying

Five gold rings, badam-pam-pam

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 gave to me

Ten lords a leaping

Nine ladies dancing

Eight maids a milking

Seven swans a swimming

Six geese a laying

Five gold rings, badam-pam-pam

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 gave to me

Eleven pipers piping

Ten lords a leaping

Nine ladies dancing

Eight maids a milking

Seven swans a swimming

Six geese a laying

Five gold rings, badam-pam-pam

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 gave to me

12 drummers drumming

Eleven pipers piping

Ten lords a leaping

Nine ladies dancing

Eight maids a milking

Seven swans a swimming

Six geese a laying

Five gold rings, badam-pam-pam

Four calling birds

Three French hens

Two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree

 

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12 days of christmas lyrics PDF

Download the lyrics for 12 days of Christmas song here

As one of our many free printable Christmas options, the 12 days of X-mas lyric sheet is an easy way to ensure everyone is on the same page – literally. Below you’ll find the lyrics of this beautiful song in three different formats. We know that you’ll love each one of them for they are incredibly useful.

12 days of christmas excel

  • In PDF: This one is easy to print out with a few clicks.
  • In JPG: So you can visualize it on your phone.
  • In XLSX: This version is really cool if you want to add changes to the lyrics. It’s perfect to create covers with unique parts of the song.