Solomon Grundy

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Not to be confused with Salmagundi or Solomon Gundy.
For other uses, see Solomon Grundy (disambiguation).
"Solomon Grundy"
Roud #1929
Song
Written England
Published 1842
Form Nursery rhyme
Writer Traditional
Language English

"Solomon Grundy" is an English nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 1929.

Lyrics[edit]

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]

In popular culture[edit]

Versions[edit]

Long version:

Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday,
Christened on a stark and stormy Tuesday,
Married on a gray and grisly Wednesday,
Took ill on a mild and mellow Thursday,
Grew worse on a bright and breezy Friday,
Died on a gray and glorious Saturday,
Buried on a baking, blistering Sunday.
That was the end of Solomon Grundy.[8]

Short version:

Solomon Grundy,
Born on a Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday,
Took ill on Thursday,
Worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday.
This is the end
Of Solomon Grundy.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ I. Opie and P. Opie, The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (Oxford University Press, 1951, 2nd edn., 1997), p. 394-5.
  2. ^ Conroy, M. 500 Comicbook Villains (Collins & Brown, 2004), p. 262.
  3. ^ Yuki, Kaori. 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. ^ Fforde, Jasper. The Big Over Easy (2006) p.163
  7. ^ Superman's Song
  8. ^ www.nursery-rhymes.org[1]
  9. ^ www.rhymezone.com[2]

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