The Twelve Days of Christmas Song Lyrics Chords Video History & Catholic Meaning 12 gifts

 

 Twelve Days Of Christmas Song Lyrics:

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The Twelve Days of Christmas
The first day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree

The second day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The third day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The fourth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The fifth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Five gold rings,
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

The sixth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

The seventh day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

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 colly 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 colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

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 colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

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 colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

The twelfth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Twelve lords a-leaping,
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 colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.

 

Twelve Days Of Christmas Song Video:

 

 History & Catholic  meaning behind The Twelve Days of Christmas:

The song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is an English Christmas carol. From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of the Church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember. To fit the number scheme, when you reach number 9, representing the Fruits of the Holy Ghost, the originator combined 6 to make 3, taking the 6 fruits that were similar: the fruit in each parenthesis is the that was not named separately. There are actually Twelve Fruits of the Holy Ghost.

The “True Love” one hears in the song is not a smitten boy or girlfriend but Jesus Christ, because truly Love was born on Christmas Day. The partridge in the pear tree also represents Him because that bird is willing to sacrifice its life if necessary to protect its young by feigning injury to draw away predators.

According to Ann Ball in her book, HANDBOOK OF CATHOLIC SACRAMENTALS:

The two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments

The three French hens stood for faith, hope, and love.

The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

The five golden rings rerepresented the first five books of the Old Testament, which describe man’s fall into sin and the great love of God in sending a Savior.

The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit—–Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit—–Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience [Forbearance], Goodness [Kindness], Mildness, Fidelity, Modesty, Continency [Chastity].

The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.

The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful Apostles.

The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in The Apostles’ Creed.

Original Source: Fr. Calvin Goodwin, FSSP, Nebraska

12 Days of Christmas Song  Chords:

 

C Am F G C

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

C Am F G C F C

A partridge in a pear tree

 

C Am F G C

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

G

Two turtle doves

C Am F G C F C

And a partridge in a pear tree

 

C Am F G C

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

G

Three French hens

G

Two turtle doves

C Am F G C F C

And a partridge in a pear tree

 

C Am F G C

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

G

Four calling birds

G

Three French hens

G

Two turtle doves

C Am F G C F C

And a partridge in a pear tree

 

C Am F G C

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

C D G

Five gold rings

NC C

Four calling birds

Am

Three French hens

F G

Two turtle doves

C Am F G C F C

And a partridge in a pear tree

 

C Am F G C

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

G

Six geese a-laying

C D G

Five gold rings

NC C

Four calling birds

Am

Three French hens

F G

Two turtle doves

C Am F G C F C

And a partridge in a pear tree

 

C Am F G C

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

G

Seven swans a-swimming

G

Six geese a-laying

C D G

Five gold rings

NC C

Four calling birds

Am

Three French hens

F G

Two turtle doves

C Am F G C F C

And a partridge in a pear tree

 

C Am F G C

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

G

Eight maids a-milking

G

Seven swans a-swimming

G

Six geese a-laying

C D G

Five gold rings

NC C

Four calling birds

Am

Three French hens

F G

Two turtle doves

C Am F G C F C

And a partridge in a pear tree

 

C Am F G C

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

G

Nine ladies dancing

G

Eight maids a-milking

G

Seven swans a-swimming

G

Six geese a-laying

C D G

Five gold rings

NC C

Four calling birds

Am

Three French hens

F G

Two turtle doves

C Am F G C F C

And a partridge in a pear tree

 

C Am F G C

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

G

Ten lords a-leaping

G

Nine ladies dancing

G

Eight maids a-milking

G

Seven swans a-swimming

G

Six geese a-laying

C D G

Five gold rings

NC C

Four calling birds

Am

Three French hens

F G

Two turtle doves

C Am F G C F C

And a partridge in a pear tree

 

C Am F G C

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

G

Eleven pipers piping

G

Ten lords a-leaping

G

Nine ladies dancing

G

Eight maids a-milking

G

 

Seven swans a-swimming

G

Six geese a-laying

C D G

Five gold rings

NC C

Four calling birds

Am

Three French hens

F G

Two turtle doves

C Am F G C F C

And a partridge in a pear tree

 

C Am

On the twelfth day of Christmas,

F G C

My true love gave to me

G

Twelve drummers drummiing

G

Eleven pipers piping

G

Ten lords a-leaping

G

Nine ladies dancing

G

Eight maids a-milking

G

Seven swans a-swimming

G

Six geese a-laying

C D G

Five gold rings

NC C

Four calling birds

Am

Three French hens

F G

Two turtle doves

C Am F G C F C

And a partridge in a pear tree

 

 

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