On the eighth day of Christmas my truelove sent to me . . .
Milk cows
Eight maids a-milking . . .
Seven swans swimming Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying Six geese a-laying
Five gold rings Five gold rings
Four colly birds Four colly birds
three French hens Three French Hens
Two turtle doves Two turtle doves
Partridge in tree and a partridge in a pear tree