"Twelve Days of Christmas" Show Notes and Credits
A printable lyric sheet for "The Twelve Etymologies of Christmas" is here
An instrumental version of the music, for singing along to, is here.
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See here for the basic sources used for this and other videos.
Also see the related blog post for further information.
The following sources were used in compiling the information in this video in particular:
Cecil J. Sharp, A.G. Gilchrist, & Lucy E. Broadwood, “Forfeit Songs; Cumulative Songs; Songs of Marvels and of Magical Animals” Journal of the Folk-Song Society 5.20 (1916): 277–296.
Leah Rachel Clara Yoffie, “Songs of the ‘Twelve Numbers’ and the Hebrew Chant of ‘Echod mi Yodea’” The Journal of American Folklore 62.246 (1949): 382–411.
Iona & Peter Opie, The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (OUP, 1966)
Elizabeth A. Dice, Christmas and Hanukkah (Chelsea House, 2009)
Ronald Hutton, The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain (OUP, 1996)
See here for a transcript of the video.