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On the first day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me: a par tridge - in a pear tree. On the
On the first day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me: a par tridge - in a pear tree. On the
Onthe first day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me: a par tridge - in a pear tree. On the
On the first day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me: a par tridge - in a pear tree. On the
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se cond - day of Christ mas - my true love gave to me: two tur tle - doves and a par tridge - in a pear
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se cond - day of Christ mas - my true love gave to me: two tur tle - doves and a par tridge - in a pear
se cond - day of Christ mas - my true love gave to me: two tur tle - doves and a par tridge - in a pear
se cond - day of Christ mas - my true love gave to me: two tur tle - doves and a par tridge - in a pear
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12 Days of Christmas / Africa
as performed by Straight No Chaser
arrangement by Richard Gregory / Ken Purchase
transcribed by Cliff Weinstein
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tree. On the third day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me:
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tree. On the third day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me:
tree. On the fourth day of Chri...
tree. On the fourth day of Chri...
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five gol den - rings. Four cal ling - birds two tur tle - doves, and a
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five gol den - rings. three french hens and a
five gol den - rings. Four cal ling - birds two tur tle - doves, and a
five gol den - rings. three french hens and a
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par tridge - in a pear tree. On the
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par tridge - in a pear tree. On the ninth day of Christ mas, - my
par tridge - in a pear tree. On the
par tridge - in a pear tree. On the ninth day of Christ mas, - my
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eighth day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me: eight maids a'
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true love gave to me: nine la dies - dan cing, - eight la dies - dan cing, -
eighth day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me: eight maids a'
true love gave to me: nine la dies - dan cing, - eight la dies - dan cing, -
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mil king, - se ven - maids a' mil king, - six maids a' mil king, - bet ter - not shout you
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se ven - la dies - dan cing, - six la dies - dan cing, - five
mil king, - se ven - maids a' mil king, - six maids a' mil king, - bet ter - not shout you
se ven - la dies - dan cing, - six la dies - dan cing, - five
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bet ter - not cry, you bet ter - not in a pear tree.
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you you bet bet ter -- not in a pear tree.
bet ter - not cry, you you bet bet ter -- not in a pear tree. On the ninth... on the
you you bet bet ter -- not in a pear tree. On the ninth... on the
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Deck the halls with boughs of hol ly. -
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eighth... on the se venth - day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me:
eighth... on the se venth - day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me:
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Se ven - swans A swim - ming, - six geese A lay - ing - five gol den -
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Se ven - swans A swim - ming, - six geese A lay - ing - five gol den -
Here we come A wass - ail - ling - a mong - the leaves so five gol den -
Here we come A wass - ail - ling - a mong - the leaves so fa la la la la la
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rings. Four cal ling - birds two tur tle - doves, The
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rings. three french hens The
rings. Four cal ling - birds two tur tle - doves, The
la la la three french hens Here we come A -
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boar's head in hand bear I, be deck'd - with bays and par tridge - in a pear
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boar's head in hand bear I, be deck'd - with bays and par tridge - in a pear
boar's head in hand bear I, be deck'd - with bays and par tridge - in a pear
wass ail - ling - a mong - the leaves so green. in a pear
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tree. On the e le - venth - day of Christ mas - my true love gave to me: e -
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tree. On the e le - venth - day of Christ mas - my true love gave to me:
tree. On the e le - venth - day of Christ mas - my true love gave to me:
tree. On the e le - venth - day of Christ mas - my true love gave to me:
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le ven - pi pers - pi ping, - ten lords A lea - ping, - nine la dies - dan cing, - eight maid's A mil - king, -
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ding dong ding dong
ding dong ding dong
ding dong ding dong
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se ven - swans A swim - ming, - six geese a lay - ing, - five gol den - rings, four cal ling - birds,
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ding dong five gol den - rings, four cal ling - birds,
ding dong five gol den - rings, four cal ling - birds,
ding dong five gol den - rings, four cal ling - birds,
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three french hens, two tur tle - doves, and Ru dolph - the red nosed - rein deer! - On the
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three french hens, two tur tle - doves, and Ru dolph - the red nosed - rein deer! - On the
three french hens, two tur tle doves, and Ru dolph - the red nosed - rein deer! - On the
three french hens, two tur tle - doves, and Ru dolph - the red nosed - rein deer! - On the
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I have a lit tle - dra dle. - I made it out of clay, and
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twelfth day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me:
twelfth day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me:
twelfth day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me:
twelfth day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me:
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when it's dry and rea dy, - the dra dle - I shall play. Oh, dra dle, - dra dle, - dra dle... -
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On the twelfth day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me:
On the twelfth day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me:
On the twelfth day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me:
On the twelfth day of Christ mas, - my true love gave to me:
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doo doot doot doo doot doot doo
doo doot doot doo doot doot doo
doo doot doot doo doot doot doo
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On the twelfth day, my true love gave to me: twelve drum mers -
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doom ba doom doom ba doom doom ba doom doom ba doom
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drum ming - like O lym pus - a bove - the Se ren - ge - tti. -
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ba fa fa fa dop - fop fa
ba fa fa fa dop - fop fa
ba fa fa fa dop - fop fa
doom ba doom doom ba doom doom ba doom ba fa fa fa dop - fop fa
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E le - ven - pi pers - pi ping, - ten lords A lea ping! -
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oo ba bop bop ba dop - bop ba
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doom ba doom doom ba doom doom ba doom doom ba doom ba bop bop ba dop - bop ba
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Nine la dies - dan cing, - they were dan cing - for me!
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ooh ba ba ba
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ooh ba ba ba ba
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Eight maids A mil - kin', - they were milk kin' - just for me!
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doom Eight maids A mil - kin', - they were milk kin' - just for me!
doon ba ba ba
doon ba ba ba ba
doon ba ba ba
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I had Christ mas - downin A fri - ca - I had Christ mas - downin A
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doon I had Christ mas - downin A fri - ca - I had Christ mas - downin A
doon I had Christ mas - downin A fri - ca - I had Christ mas - downin A
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five go lden - rings
fri - ca - I had Christ mas - downin A fri - ca -
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fri - ca - I had Christ mas - downin A fri - ca -
fri - ca - I had Christ mas - downin A fri - ca -
ba ba ba ba ooh ba ba ba ba
ba ba ba doon ba ba ba
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five gol den - rings
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I had Christ mas - downin A fri - ca I had Christ mas - downin A
I had Christ mas - downin A fri - ca I had Christ mas - downin A
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ooh ba ba ba ba ooh
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five gol den - rings
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fri - - ca - Gon na - deck the halls and do the
fri - - ca - Gon na - deck the halls and do the
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ba ba ba doon doo na - doon - doon doo na - doon -
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things we ne ver - had. oh,
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things we ne ver - had. oh,
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par tridge - in a big pear tree
par tridge - in a big pear tree
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par tridge - in a big pear tree
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par tridge - in a big pear tree
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