Saturday, May 30, 2009

Skipping thru Saturday

Saturdays child
The lyrics of Saturdays child poem were used to assist a child in learning the order and names of the different days of week. The name of the poem is seldom remembered, it is in fact Mondays child, but as adults we just have vague recollections that such a poem about the attributes of people born on different days actually exists we tend to want to know the qualities of those born on a specific day like Saturdays child.
Sunday was traditionally referred to as the 'Sabbath day' in the religion of Christianity so there is not a specific Sundays child! The author of Saturdays child is unknown.
" Saturdays child works hard for his living"
Saturdays child poem
AKA Mondays child
Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
I tried to find a photo of the Saturday's Child embroidered on a tea towel Like I did when I did as a child yet no luck : (
So, I close with, I like being a hard worker.


  1. I am a Friday's child. Being born on the 13th though I don't know if that cancels things out!

  2. Hi Carole, thanks for stopping by. I am only here until tonight then back to my new home for now. I am a Tuesday's child, but really feel like a Friday's child. I miss all of you in blogland and hoping to get service, even if it has to be dial up. Hope things are going good for you. Miss you. Love and Hugs, Pat