Twelve Days of Christmas

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Yule decoration

The well known festive song gets a Scots accent in this version by Sheena Blackhall. The Twalve Days o Yuletide is sung by a group of Scottish Music students from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.  


The Twalve Days o Yuletide

On the first day o Yuletide my true love sent tae me:
A capercailzie.

On the second day o Yuletide my true love sent tae me:
Twa bubblyjocks
And a capercailzie.

On the third day o Yuletide my true love sent tae me:
Three clockin hens
Twa bubblyjocks
And a capercailzie.

On the fourth day o Yuletide my true love sent tae me:
Fower roastit dyeuks
Three clockin hens
Twa bubblyjocks
And a capercailzie.

On the fifth day o Yuletide my true love sent tae me:
Five ingen rings
Fower roastit dyeuks
Three clockin hens
Twa bubblyjocks
And a capercailzie.

On the sixth day o Yuletide my true love sent tae me:
six clootie dumplins
Five ingen rings
Fower roastit dyeuks
Three clockin hens
Twa bubblyjocks
And a capercailzie.

On the seventh day o Yuletide my true love sent tae me:
seeven trifles reemin
six clootie dumplins
Five ingen rings
Fower roastit dyeuks
Three clockin hens
Twa bubblyjocks
And a capercailzie.

On the eichth day o Yuletide my true love sent tae me:
Echt robins cheepin
Seeven trifles reemin
Six clootie dumplins
Five ingen rings
Fower roastit dyeuks
Three clockin hens
Twa bubblyjocks
And a capercailzie.

On the ninth day o Yuletide my true love sent tae me:
Nine clarsachs strummin
Echt robins cheepin
Seeven trifles reemin
Six clootie dumplins
Five ingen rings
Fower roastit dyeuks
Three clockin hens
Twa bubblyjocks
And a capercailzie.

On the tenth day o Yuletide my true love sent tae me:
Ten pipers piping
Nine clarsachs strummin
Echt robins cheepin
Seeven trifles reemin
Six clootie dumplins
Five ingen rings
Fower roastit dyeuks
Three clockin hens
Twa bubblyjocks
And a capercailzie.

On the eleeventh day o Yuletide my true love sent tae me:
Eleeven fiddlers bowing
Ten pipers piping
Nine clarsachs strummin
Echt robins cheepin
Seeven trifles reemin
Six clootie dumplins
Five ingen rings
Fower roastit dyeuks
Three clockin hens
Twa bubblyjocks
And a capercailzie.

On the twalth day o Yuletide my true love sent tae me:
Twal haggis puddins
Eleeven fiddlers bowing
Ten pipers piping
Nine clarsachs strummin
Echt robins cheepin
Seeven trifles reemin
Six clootie dumplins
Five ingen rings
Fower roastit dyeuks
Three clockin hens
Twa bubblyjocks
And a capercailzie.