nursery rhyme lyrics & origins
 
 
 

Nursery Rhymes Lyrics and Origins

Thirty Days hath
September poem

Rhyme "Thirty days hath September"- Aide Memoire!

 

The words to "Thirty days hath September" are still used by many adults to prompt them into recalling how many days there are in each month! It's therefore often referred to as the Days of the Month Rhyme! The origin of the lyrics to "Thirty days hath September" are obscure but use of olde English can date this poem back to at least the 16th century. When was the last time that you found yourself muttering the words of the "Thirty days hath September" poem?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thirty Days hath September poem

Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
February has twenty eight alone
All the rest have thirty-one
Except in Leap Year, that's the time
When February's Days are twenty-nine

Our grateful thanks goes to Cindy Conway for providing
the following alternative lyrics to this famous Nursery Rhyme

30 days hath September,
April, June and November,
All the rest have 31,
Excepting February alone.
Which only has but 28 days clear
And 29 in each leap year

Thirty Days hath September poem

 

Note: A Rhymes lyrics and the perceived origins of some Nursery Rhymes vary according to location

 

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