on the eighth day of christmas

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On the eighth day of Christmas
My true love have 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

… who’s next? see more for instructions. this originated at Deb’s


1) Post your site url here, and put the next section of lyrics (one chorus) on your site with this same message in your comments. If you want to upload a cutesy little image from your verse, Deb recommended here

2) Add a link to this post using the word “previous”

3) Be ready to add the “next” link to the first person that posts to your site with the next section of lyrics.

4) Last person needs to bring us back to the beginning (here).

7 thoughts on “on the eighth day of christmas

  1. You are quite correct. I can remember the time (dimly) when the Christmas tree went up on Christmas Eve and was taken down in early January…

    Ah, but the song can be sung anytime!

  2. I don’t mean to be a spoilsport but I believe the twelve days of Christmas are the twelve days after the birth of Christ but before the Epiphany, January 6, when the three wise men found the manger and gave the gifts to the newborn (well, isn’t it like a man to be late?) saviour.

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