Babyhood


: BABYHOOD

1. The bairn that is born on fair Sunday

Is bonny and loving, and blithe and gay.

Monday's bairn is fair in the face,

Tuesday's bairn is full of grace,

Wednesday's bairn is loving and giving,

Thursday's bairn works hard for a living,

Friday's bairn is a child of woe,

Saturday's bairn has far to go.

Massachusetts.



2. Monday's child is fair of face,

Tuesday's child is full of grace,

Wednesday's child is sour and sad,

Thursday's child is merry and glad,

Friday's child is loving and giving,

Saturday's child must work for a living;

But the child that is born on the Sabbath day

Is blithe and bonny, good and gay.

Baldwinsville, N.Y.



(Some put it, Sunday's child shall never know want.)



3. He who is born on New Year's morn

Will have his own way as sure as you're born.



4. He who is born on an Easter morn

Shall never know want, or care, or harm.



5. A child born on a saint's day must bear the saint's name. It is

unlucky to take away the day from it.

Catholic superstition.



6. Thursday has one lucky hour, just before sunrise, for birth.





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