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Australian Twelve Days of Christmas

Here are three Australian Versions with illustrations of the traditional 12 days of Christmas.

Since creating this page I have discovered there are several more versions available.

As is typical of hand-me-down parodies, there are as many versions as there are gum trees.

Perhaps you would like to create your own version.

First versionSecond versionThird version
On the first day of Christmas,On the first day of ChristmasOn the first day of Christmas
My true love sent to me,My true love sent to me, my true love sent to me
A kookaburra in a gum tree.An emu up a gum tree. An emu up a gum tree
 
On the second day of Christmas,On the second day of ChristmasOn the second day of Christmas
My true love sent to me,My true sent to me, My true sent to me
Two snakes on skis,Two pink galahs, Two pink galahs
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.And an emu up a gum tree. And an emu up a gum tree
 
On the third day of Christmas,On the third day of ChristmasOn the third day of Christmas
My true love sent to me,My true love sent to me,My true love sent to me
Three wet galahs,Three kookaburras laughing, Three jabirus
Two snakes on skis,Two pink galahs, Two pink galahs
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.And an emu up a gum tree. And an emu up a gum tree
 
On the fourth day of Christmas,On the fourth day of ChristmasOn the fourth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me, My true love sent to me My true love sent to me
Four lyrebirds,Four koalas cuddling, Four kookaburras
Three wet galahs,Three kookaburras laughing Three jabirus
Two snakes on skis,Two pink galahs Two pink galahs
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.And an emu up a gum tree. And an emu up a gum tree
 
On the fifth day of Christmas,On the fifth day of Christmas On the fifth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me,My true love sent to me My true love sent to me
Five kangaroos,Five kangaroos, Five kangaroo
Four lyrebirds,Four koalas cuddling, Four kookaburras
Three wet galahs,Three kookaburras laughing, Three jabirus
Two snakes on skis,Two pink galahs,Two pink galahs
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.And an emu up a gum tree. And an emu up a gum tree
 
On the sixth day of Christmas,On the sixth day of ChristmasOn the sixth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me,My true love sent to me My true love sent to me
Six sharks a-surfing,Six brolgas dancing, Six platypus
Five kangaroos,Five Kangaroos, Five Kangaroos
Four lyrebirds,Four koalas cuddling, Four kookaburras
Three wet galahs,Three kookaburras laughing, Three jabirus
Two snakes on skis,Two pink galahs, Two pink galahs
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.And an emu up a gum tree. And an emu up a gum tree
 
On the seventh day of Christmas,On the seventh day of Christmas On the seventh day of Christmas
My true love sent to me,My true love sent to me My true love sent to me
Seven emus laying,Seven possums playing,Seven koalas climbing
Six sharks a-surfing,Six brolgas dancing, Six platypus
Five kangaroos,Five kangaroos, Five Kangaroos
Four lyrebirds,Four koalas cuddling Four kookaburras
Three wet galahs,Three kookaburras laughing, Three jabirus
Two snakes on skis,Two pink galahs, Two pink galahs
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.And an emu up a gum tree. And an emu up a gum tree
 
On the eighth day of Christmas,On the eighth day of ChristmasOn the eighth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me,My true love sent to me My true love sent to me
Eight dingos dancing,Eight dingoes digging, Eight possums playing
Seven emus laying,Seven possums playing, Seven koalas climbing
Six sharks a-surfing,Six brolgas dancing, Six platypus
Five kangaroos,Five kangaroos, Five Kangaroos
Four lyrebirds,Four koalas cuddling, Four kookaburras
Three wet galahs,Three kookaburras laughing, Three jabirus
Two snakes on skis,Two pink galahs, Two pink galahs
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.And an emu up a gum tree.And an emu up a gum tree
 
On the ninth day of Christmas,On the ninth day of ChristmasOn the ninth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me,My true love sent to me My true love sent to me
Nine crocs a-snoozing?Nine wombats working, Nine wombats working
Eight dingos dancing,Eight dingoes digging Eight possums playing
Seven emus laying,Seven possums playing, Seven koalas climbing
Six sharks a-surfing,Six brolgas dancing, Six platypus
Five kangaroos,Five kangaroos, Five Kangaroos
Four lyrebirds,Four koalas cuddling, Four kookaburras
Three wet galahs,Three kookaburras laughing, Three jabirus
Two snakes on skis,Two pink galahs, Two pink galahs
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.And an emu up a gum tree.And an emu up a gum tree
 
On the tenth day of Christmas,On the tenth day of ChristmasOn the tenth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me,My true love sent to me My true love sent to me
Ten wombats washing,Ten lizards leaping, Ten lizards leaping
Nine crocs a-snoozing?Nine wombats working, Nine wombats working
Eight dingos dancing,Eight dingoes digging Eight possums playing
Seven emus laying,Seven possums playing,Seven koalas climbing
Six sharks a-surfing,Six brolgas dancing, Six platypus
Five kangaroos,Five kangaroos, Five Kangaroos
Four lyrebirds,Four koalas cuddling, Four kookaburras
Three wet galahs,Three kookaburras laughing,Three jabirus
Two snakes on skis,Two pink galahs, Two pink galahs
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.And an emu up a gum tree. And an emu up a gum tree
 
On the eleventh day of Christmas,On the eleventh day of ChristmasOn the eleventh day of Christmas
My true love sent to me,My true love sent to meMy true love sent to me"
Eleven lizards leaping,Eleven numbats nagging,Eleven numbats nagging
Ten wombats washing,Ten lizards leaping, Ten lizards leaping
Nine crocs a-snoozing?Nine wombats working,Nine wombats working
Eight dingos dancing,Eight dingoes digging, Eight possums playing
Seven emus laying,Seven possums playing, Seven koalas climbing
Six sharks a-surfing,Six brolgas dancing, Six platypus
Five kangaroos,Five kangaroos, Five Kangaroos
Four lyrebirds,Four koalas cuddling, Four kookaburras
Three wet galahs,Three kookaburras laughing,Three jabirus
Two snakes on skis,Two pink galahs, Two pink galahs
And a kookaburra in a gum tree.And a emu up a gum tree. And an emu up a gum tree
 
On the twelfth day of Christmas,On the twelfth day of ChristmasOn the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love sent to me,My true love sent to me My true love sent to me
Twelve possums playing,Twelve parrots prattling, Twelve parrots prattling
Eleven lizards leaping,Eleven numbats nagging,Eleven numbats nagging
Ten wombats washing,Ten lizards leaping, Ten lizards leaping
Nine crocs a-snoozing?Nine wombats working, Nine wombats working
Eight dingos dancing,Eight dingoes digging, Eight possums playing
Seven emus laying,Seven possums playing, Seven koalas climbing
Six sharks a-surfing,Six brolgas dancing, Six platypuses
Five kangaroos,Five kangaroos, Five Kangaroos
Four lyrebirds,Four koalas cuddling, Four kookaburras
Three wet galahs,Three kookaburras laughing, Three jabirus
Two snakes on skis,Two pink galahs, Two pink galahs
And a kookaburra in a gum tree. And an emu up a gum tree!And an emu up a gum tree

 
It has been said that in six days God made Heaven and Earth
and on the seventh day he had some fun and created the Australian animals and birds.

Galah.

Koala.

Kookaburra.

Jabiru.

Brolga.

Possum.

Kangaroo.

Emu.

Wombat.

Platypus.

Lyre bird.

Parrot.

Dingo.

Frilled neck lizard.
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