The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS                 317
The king sent his lady on the second Yule day,
Three partridges, a papingo-aye ;
Wha learns my carol and carries it away ?
The king sent his lady on the third Yule day, Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye; Wha learns my carol and carries it away ?
The king sent his lady on the fourth Yule day, A goose that was gre)',
Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye ; Wha learns my carol and carries it away ?
The king sent his lady on the fifth Yule day, Three starlings, a goose that was grey, Three plovers, three partridges, and a papingo-aye; Wha learns my carol and carries it away ?
The king sent his lady on the sixth Yule day, Three goldspinks, three starlings, a goose that was grey, Three plovers, three partridges, and a papingo-aye; Wha learns my carol and carries it away ?
The king sent his lady on the seventh Yule day,
A bull that was brown, three goldspinks, three starlings,
A goose that was grey,
Three plovers, three partridges, and a papingo-aye;
Wha learns my carol and carries it away ?
The king sent his lady on the eighth Yule day, Three ducks a-merry laying, a bull that was brownó
[The rest to follow as before.]
The king sent his lady on the ninth Yule day,
Three swans a-merry swimmingó                    [As before.]
The king sent his lady on the tenth Yule day,
An Arabian baboonó                                         [As before.]
The king sent his lady on the eleventh Yule day,
Three hinds a-merry huntingó                         [As before.]
The king sent his lady on the twelfth Yule day,
Three maids a-merry dancingó                         [As before.]







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