Traditional poem lyrics - 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"
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
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.