Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What Day Was I Born On?

FootnoteMaven has posted an article on the nursery rhyme about the characteristics of the day a child was born, and has issued a challenge for other genealogists to list the day they were born with the rhyme for that day. Of course, I could not resist not posting, and I've decided to participate as well.

So, what day was I born on? I was born on a Sunday. The poem, according to footnoteMaven's post, states: "But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day/Is bonny and blithe and good and gay."

When I was a little girl, I received a book of nursery rhymes as a Christmas gift, and I remember that this poem was in the book. Of course, I do not remember the words for the verse in the book being the same as the verse above.

Wikipedia's article on the poem gives a different version of the Sunday, and lists the verse for Sunday as: "But the child that is born on Sabbath-day/Is bonny and happy and wise and gay." This verse is much closer to what I can recall from my nursery book, although I think the wording in my book was a modernized version of the verse. Either way, the two different verses for that day are fairly similar.

So, on what day where you born?

1 comment:

footnoteMaven said...

Thanks Jessica!

There are so many versions for Sunday:

Blithe & bonny & good & gay was also happy and lucky, and wise and gay. Sunday's child has also been full of grace, had a shining journey down life's way, and never shall want.

You picked a good attribute and your Mother picked a good day.