Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Monday's child
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
Monday's child, Tuesday's child,
Wednesday's child, Thursday's child,
Friday's child, Saturday's child,
Sunday's child.

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 his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay. 

Monday's child, Tuesday's child,
Wednesday's child, Thursday's child,
Friday's child, Saturday's child,
Sunday's child.

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Montagskind", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Bertram Kottmann

This text was added to the website: 2015-01-26
Line count: 16
Word count: 83

Montagskind
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Montagskind, Dienstagskind,
Mittwochskind, Donnerstagskind,
Freitagskind, Samstagskind,
Sonntagskind.

Montagskind, schön anzusehn,
Dienstagskind, in Anmut schön,
Mittwochskind trägt großes Leid,
Donnerstagskinds Weg noch weit,
Freitagskind gibt gerne her,
Samstagskind, sein Los ist schwer,
und das Kind, geboren am Tage des Herrn,
ist reizend und gut und lächelt gern.

Montagskind, Dienstagskind,
Mittwochskind, Donnerstagskind,
Freitagskind, Samstagskind,
Sonntagskind.

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This text was added to the website: 2015-01-26
Line count: 16
Word count: 53