A fortune-telling nursery rhyme
first published in England in 1838.*
Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace.
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go.
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living.
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day,
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.
Don’t know the day of the week you were born?