Solomon Grundy

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"Solomon Grundy"
Roud #19299
Written by Traditional
Published 1842
Written England
Language English
Form Nursery rhyme

"Solomon Grundy" is an English nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19299.


The rhyme has varied very little since it was first collected by James Orchard Halliwell and published in 1842 with the lyrics:

Solomon Grundy,
Born on a Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday,
Took ill on Thursday,
Grew worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday.
That was the end,
Of Solomon Grundy.[1]

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ I. Opie and P. Opie, The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (Oxford University Press, 1951, 2nd edn., 1997), p. 394-5.
  2. ^ M. Conroy, 500 Comicbook Villains (Collins & Brown, 2004), p. 262.
  3. ^ Kaori Yuki, Godchild, vol 5 (VIZ Media LLC, 2007).
  4. ^ Stewart, Susan, Nonsense: Aspects of Intertextuality in Folklore and Literature, Johns Hopkins, 1979, p. 191. ISBN 0-8018-2258-0.
  5. ^ The Days of Solomon Gursky title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  6. ^ Jasper Fforde, The Big Over Easy (2006) p. 163

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