The song, first published in England in 1780 without music as a chant or rhyme, is thought to be French in origin. (source)

Lyrics

On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Two Turtle Doves

Three French Hens

Four Calling Birds

Five Golden Rings

Six Geese a Laying

Seven Swans a Swimming

Eight Maids a Milking

Nine Ladies Dancing

Ten Lords a Leaping

Eleven Pipers Piping

Twelve Drummers Drumming

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