Solomon Grundy  

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"Solomon Grundy" is an English language 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.
This is the end
Of Solomon Grundy.

In popular culture

  • Comic artist and writer Kaori Yuki wrote a short story centered around the poem using characters from her series God Child, which was published at the end of book five.
  • The poet Philippe Soupault adapted this rhyme and called it "The Life of Philippe Soupault".
  • Director Danny Boyle has a film adaptation of "Solomon Grundy" planned, but delayed it due to similarities between its story and that of the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

See also

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