How To: Play the "12 Days of Christmas" song on guitar for the holidays

Play the "12 Days of Christmas" song on guitar for the holidays

How to Play the "12 Days of Christmas" song on guitar for the holidays

Christmas is more than just Santa and presents under the tree— it's a time for family, festivities, love and more importantly— Christmas songs! And the quintessential Christmas song during the wintertime is none other than the "12 Days of Christmas".

So, break out your guitar and follow along to this music lesson to play the best holiday song of all time— the 12 Days of Christmas. Just follow along with guitarist Thomas Gilbert, as he shows you all the notes and chords.

12 Days of Christmas lyrics:

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
A Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
2 Turtle Doves
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

[continue the main verse until you get to the end, the 12th day]

On the twelfth day of Christmas, 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 Gold Rings
4 Colly Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Check out WonderHowTo's other Christmas song tutorials for more great holiday fun!

1 Comment

Very Good---Very Good---
Brig nLap Kamath , VSM ( Retd )
from Khadhi ---Mangalore
I'm really enjoying this music----its in my blood----Linus Kamath

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