I haven’t made an ETSY treasury in a while but I couldn’t resist doing something themed for Christmas. This was my grandma’s favorite song, it was always the highlight of the Christmas party. “FIVE GOLDEN RINGS” was the most cherished line, and typically by the end of the song everyone tried to out-sing their line to that dramatized tune. But only the true position of five golden rings was allowed to hold the wooden spoon microphone!
In my search to remember all 12 days I found this list linking the popular song to a “catechism song” to help young Catholics learn their faith. Here is an explanation of the twelve days below, I found them very interesting.
A Partridge in a pear tree–Jesus Christ.
Two Turtle Doves–The Old and New Testaments.
Three French Hens–The Trinity and/or Faith, Hope and Charity.
Four Calling Birds–The Four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Five Golden Rings–The first Five Books of the Old Testament.
Six Geese A-laying–The six days of creation.
Seven Swans A-swimming–The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
Eight Maids A-milking–The eight beatitudes
Nine Ladies Dancing–The nine Fruits of the Spirit
Ten Lords A-leaping–The Ten Commandments.
Eleven Pipers Piping: The remaining eleven faithful apostles.
Twelve Drummers Drumming–The twelve points of doctrine in the Apostles’ Creed