Th 12 Dys f Chrstms

from The Runaway Christmas Tree

(I left out a few numbers on the way up so as not to drive parents mad, but kept all the numbers in on the way down so as to not completely confuse the math.)

Just for the record (and there are many variations) -- In this version, these
are the items my true love gave to me:

12 drummers drumming
11 pipers piping
10 lords a leaping
9 ladies dancing
8 maids a milking
7 swans a swimming
6 geese a laying
5 golden rings
4 calling birds
3 French hens
2 turtle doves
and a partridge in a pear tree

updated: 10 years ago