Monday, 5 January 2009

On the eleventh day of Christmas....

eleven pipers piping

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Today is the second-last day in our song - the Eleventh Day of the Twelve Days of Christmas. The "eleven pipers piping" refers to the eleven faithful apostles.

This post is one of a series explaining the Twelve Days of Christmas. Over the next day of the Christmas season (ending on January 6th "The Epiphany") I'll post more information about the following verses of this song. I hope you'll find the "coded" meanings as interesting as I have! For more information, you can also check out and CIN. Picture from

1 comment:

  1. This is a very nice poem. Especially the "nine ladys dancing"-line ;D
    Keep going..


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