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Lyr Req: Today Is Monday

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In Mudcat MIDIs:
Today Is Monday (from Everybody's Favorite Songs (Amsco, 1933))


Peggy 30 May 98 - 11:04 AM
KickyC 30 May 98 - 10:38 PM
Joe Offer 31 May 98 - 02:07 AM
Cuilionn 31 May 98 - 02:45 AM
AndyG 01 Jun 98 - 11:11 AM
Joe Offer 13 Aug 98 - 10:38 PM
AndyG 18 Aug 98 - 10:29 AM
GUEST 27 Oct 04 - 12:19 PM
Joe Offer 27 Oct 04 - 05:02 PM
GUEST,MCP 27 Oct 04 - 05:45 PM
Sorcha 27 Oct 04 - 06:04 PM
BB 27 Oct 04 - 06:20 PM
Snuffy 28 Oct 04 - 08:43 AM
GUEST 28 Oct 04 - 10:33 AM
GUEST,Barbara 11 Nov 04 - 11:00 AM
Kevin Sheils 11 Nov 04 - 11:41 AM
GUEST,dlcAQueen 30 Nov 04 - 01:44 PM
GUEST,dlcAQueen@aol.com 30 Nov 04 - 01:51 PM
GUEST,roddyscot 08 Dec 04 - 10:29 PM
Joe Offer 09 Dec 04 - 03:37 AM
GUEST,Guest 14 Mar 05 - 07:20 PM
GUEST,C.H. 15 Mar 05 - 10:45 PM
thespionage 16 Mar 05 - 01:53 PM
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Azizi 16 Mar 05 - 04:20 PM
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NightWing 02 Feb 06 - 05:54 PM
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Subject: Need lyrics "today is Monday
From: Peggy
Date: 30 May 98 - 11:04 AM

I'm desperate for the lyrics to very old song "Today is Monday". Can anyone help. Please e-mail me @ hmmngbded@aol.com


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Subject: ADD: Today Is Monday
From: KickyC
Date: 30 May 98 - 10:38 PM

Just in case anyone else wants the words, too, here they are.

TODAY IS MONDAY

Today is Monday,
Today is Monday,
Monday hassenpfeffer
All you hungry people,
I wish the same to you.

Today is Tuesday,
Today is Tuesday,
Tuesday pizza, Monday hassenpfeffer,
All you hungry people,
I wish the same to you.

Wednesday sooooooop
Thursday shish-ka-bob
Friday felafel
Saturday payday

Kicky


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Subject: ADD: Today Is Monday
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 May 98 - 02:07 AM

Hi - the Prairie Home Companion Folk Song Book has a different menu, but basically the same song. No tune, however. Anybody got the tune?
-Joe Offer

TODAY IS MONDAY

Today is Monday,
Today is Monday,
Monday bread and butter
All you hungry children,
I wish the same to you

Today is Tuesday,
Today is Tuesday,
Tuesday string beans
Monday bread and butter
All you hungry children,
I wish the same to you

Today is Wednesday,
Today is Wednesday,
Wednesday soup
Tuesday string beans
Monday bread and butter
All you hungry children,
I wish the same to you

Today is Thursday,
Today is Thursday,
Thursday roast beef
Wednesday soup
Tuesday string beans
Monday bread and butter
All you hungry children,
I wish the same to you

Today is Friday,
Today is Friday,
Friday fish
Thursday roast beef
Wednesday soup
Tuesday string beans
Monday bread and butter
All you hungry children,
I wish the same to you

Today is Saturday,
Today is Saturday,
Saturday payday
Friday fish
Thursday roast beef
Wednesday soup
Tuesday string beans
Monday bread and butter
All you hungry children,
I wish the same to you

Today is Sunday,
Today is Sunday,
Sunday church
Saturday payday
Friday fish
Thursday roast beef
Wednesday soup
Tuesday string beans
Monday bread and butter
All you hungry children,
I wish the same to you


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics to Today Is Monday
From: Cuilionn
Date: 31 May 98 - 02:45 AM

Does anyone recall the workaday words to this song? I remember being taught as a wee bairn to sing a version that started something like:

Today is Monday
Today is Monday
Monday: wash-day
All you hungry brothers
We wish the same to you.

I believe there were chores mentioned for each day, but Friday was still kept as "Friday: fish-day". My memory would appreciate any forthcoming assistance!

Tapadh leibh,

--Cuilionn


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics to
From: AndyG
Date: 01 Jun 98 - 11:11 AM

Here's a link to The Scaffold's lyrics from one of their albums:
2 Day's Monday.

AndyG


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics to
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Aug 98 - 10:38 PM

Hey Andy I got to the Web site for The Scaffold, but I think they must have removed the lyrics. Can you help find them again?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics to
From: AndyG
Date: 18 Aug 98 - 10:29 AM

Sorry Joe,
EMI blitzed the Bonzo-Dog Website shortly after my posting and had ALL the lyrics removed. - grrrr!
As the site is maintained by my boss, I don't feel too comfortable entering the lyrics quite so soon after his copyright troubles.

AndyG


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Subject: Tune Req: Today is Monday
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 12:19 PM

Hi,

My girlfriend is a pre-school teacher and wants to learn to play the traditional childrens' song Today is Monday. I looked in the database and found several postings of the lyrics but no chords or tabs. If someone could help it would really be appreciated.

This is the song that goes:

Today is Monday,
today is monday.
Monday stringbeans.
Are you hungry children?
Come and eat it up.

Or any similar variation.

Thanks for your help.

Jack


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Subject: ADD Version 'Today is Monday'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 05:02 PM

Here's the version from an AMSCO book called Everybody's Favorite Songs (1933)

TODAY IS MONDAY
(Army song)

Today is Monday
Today is Monday
Monday bread and butter
All you hungry soldiers,
We wish the same to you.

Tuesday - string beans
Wednesday - so-oo-p
Thursday - roast beef
Friday - fish
Saturday - pay-day
Sunday - Church, ding dong


Click to play


Anybody know a different tune?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: ADD Version: Today's Monday (The Scaffold)
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 05:45 PM

Here's a copy of The Scaffold's lyrics (from Leo's Lyrics). (I still remember the 1st verse from their singing in younger days and can post the tune if you like).

Mick



TODAY'S MONDAY
(as recorded by The Scaffold)

Today's Monday, today's Monday, Monday is washing day
Is everybody happy? You bet your life we are!

Today's Tuesday, today's Tuesday, Tuesday is soup
Monday is washing day
Is everybody happy? You bet your life we are!

Today's Wednesday, today's Wednesday, Wednesday is roaster beef.
Tuesday is soup
Monday is washing day
Is everybody happy? You bet your life we are!

Today's Thursday, today's Thursday, Thursday is shephard's pie
Wednesday is roaster beef
Tuesday is soup
Monday is washing day
Is everybody happy? You bet your life we are!

Today's Friday, today's Friday, Friday is fish
Thursday is shephard's pie
Wednesday is roaster beef(etc.)
Is everybody happy? You bet your life we are!

Today's Saturday, today's Saturday, Saturday's payday
Friday is fish(etc.)

(very gently)Today's Sunday, today's Sunday, Sunday is church...
(fast)Saturday is payday(etc.)
(slow)Is everybody happy? You bet you life we aaaaare!


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics to 'Today is Monday'
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 06:04 PM

Thanks Joe. I did check the Midis and didn't find it.
    Of course you didn't find the MIDI, Sorcha - I transcribed it this afternoon, and posted it after you looked.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics to 'Today is Monday'
From: BB
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 06:20 PM

Mick's version above is almost the same as the one sung by an old local singer who lives up on Exmoor. Where he got it from I wouldn't know, but he's made it very much his own!

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics to 'Today is Monday'
From: Snuffy
Date: 28 Oct 04 - 08:43 AM

The Scaffold used to stretch the words to fill the tune

Tuesday is soo-oop
Wednesday is roast-a beef.
Friday is fi-ish
Sunday is chur -urch


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics to 'Today is Monday'
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 04 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for the midi file, but if someone could post the chords to this song I would really appreciate it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,Barbara
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 11:00 AM

Sleepless nights trying to recall words to this,how the tune got into my head i dont know!!! My children loved it and i wanted to passit on to grandchildren at Christmas when we are all together acting fools.
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 11:41 AM

Mick's version above is almost the same as the one sung by an old local singer who lives up on Exmoor. Where he got it from I wouldn't know, but he's made it very much his own!

Possibly from the Scaffold record, BB?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,dlcAQueen
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 01:44 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,dlcAQueen@aol.com
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 01:51 PM

Does anyone know the lyrics to the Christmas version of this song? One of the days is Candy Canes, another is Presents, another is Angels. It uses the same tune and is a very cute song to present to parents at the Christmas Pageant.


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Subject: ADD Version: Today's Monday
From: GUEST,roddyscot
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 10:29 PM

TODAY'S MONDAY

Today's Monday, what day's Monday, Monday's washing day
Is everybody happy? You bet your life we are!

Today's Tuesday, what day's Tuesday, Tuesday's lentil soup
Monday's washing day
Is everybody happy? You bet your life we are!

Today's Wednesday, what day's Wednesday, Wednesday is roast-a beef.
Tuesday's lentil soup
Monday's washing day
Is everybody happy? You bet your life we are!

Today's Thursday, what day's Thursday, Thursday is shepherd's pie
Wednesday's roast-a beef
Tuesday's lentil soup
Monday's washing day
Is everybody happy? You bet your life we are!

Today's Friday, what day's Friday, Friday's fish & chips,
Thursday's shepherd's pie
Wednesday is roast-a beef,
Tuesday's lentil soup,
Monday's washing day,
Is everybody happy? You bet your life we are!

Today's Saturday, what day's Saturday, Saturday's payday
Friday is fish & chips,
Thursday's shepherd's pie,
Wednesday's roast-a beef,
Tuesday's lentil soup,
Monday's washing day,
Is everybody happy? You bet your life we are!

(very gently)Today's Sunday, what day's Sunday, Sunday's go to church...
(fast)Saturday's payday,
Friday's fish & chips,
Thursday's shepherd's pie,
Wednesday's roast-a beef,
Tuesday's lentil soup,
Monday's washing day,
(slow)Is everybody happy? You bet you life we aaaaare!


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Subject: ADD: Unser Deitsche Brieder
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 03:37 AM

I've been meaning to post this Pennsylvania Dutch version.
-Joe Offer-

Unser Deitsche Brieder

Chorus:
Unser Deitsche Brieder,
Sie leewe so wie ich un du,
Sie leewe so wie mir.
Schtehne uff un liegge so,
Hocke hie un saufe Bier,
Unser Deitsche Brieder,
Sie leewe so wie mir.

1. Heit iss SUNNDAAG— Sunndaag Saufdaag
Un uffgewarremt Esse.
Noo kenne mer esse!
Chorus:

2. Heit iss MUNDAAG— Mundaag Weissgraut
Sunndaag Saufdaag
Un uffgewarremt Esse,
Noo kenne mer esse!
Chorus:

3. Heit iss DINSCHDAAG— Dinschdaag Griene Buhne
Mundaag Weissgraut
Sunndaag Saufdaag
Un uffgewarremt Esse.
Noo kenne mer esse!
Chorus:

4. Heit iss MITTWOCH— Mittwochs Sauergraut
Dinschdaag Griene Buhne
Mundaag Weissgraut
Sunndaag Saufdaag
Un uffgewarremt Esse.
Noo kenne mer esse!
Chorus:

5. Heit iss DUNNERSCHDAAG— Dunnerschdaag Riewe-daag
Mittwochs Sauergraut
Dinschdaag Griene Buhne
Mundaag Weissgraut
Sunndaag Saufdaag
Un uffgewarremt Esse.
Noo kenne mer esse!
Chorus:

6. Heit iss FREIDAAG— Freidaag Fischdaag
Dunnerschdaag Riewe-daag
Mittwochs Sauergraut
Dinschdaag Griene Buhne
Mundaag Weissgraut
Sunndaag Saufdaag
Un uffgewarremt Esse.
Noo kenne mer esse!
Chorus:

7. Heit iss SAMSCHDAAG— Samschdaag Peedaag
Freidaag Fischdaag
Dunnerschdaag Riewe-daag
Mittwochs Sauergraut
DinSchdaag Griene Buhne
Mundaag Weissgraut
Sunndaag Saufdaag
Un uffgewarremt Esse.
Noo kenne mer esse!
Chorus:
Far Across the Sea

Chorus:
Far across the sea
Those Germans live like you and me,
They live like you and me.
They up and tell the lies, oh dear!
Then sit down and drink their beer.
Far across the sea,
They live like you and me.

1. Today is SUNDAY— Sunday Drinking Day
And warmed, left-over meat.
Then we can eat!
Chorus:

2. Today is MONDAY-- Monday hot slaw,
Sunday Drinking Day
And warmed, left-over meat.
Then we can eat!
Chorus:

3. Today is TUESDAY— Tuesday green beans,
Monday hot slaw,
Sunday Drinking Day
And warmed, left-over meat.
Then we can eat!
Chorus:

4. Today is WEDNESDAY— Wednesday Sauer Kraut,
Tuesday green beans,
Monday hot slaw,
Sunday Drinking Day
And warmed, left-over meat.
Then we can eat!
Chorus:

5. Today is THURSDAY— Thursday turnip day,
Wednesday Sauer Kraut,
Tuesday green beans,
Monday hot slaw,
Sunday Drinking Day
And warmed, left-over meat.
Then we can eat!
Chorus:

6. Today is FRIDAY— Friday Fish Day,
Thursday turnip day,
Wednesday Sauer Kraut,
Tuesday green beans,
Monday hot slaw,
Sunday Drinking Day
And warmed, left-over meat.
Then we can eat!
Chorus:

7. Today is SATURDAY— Saturday Pay Day,
Friday Fish Day,
Thursday turnip day,
Wednesday Sauer Kraut,
Tuesday green beans,
Monday hot slaw,
Sunday Drinking Day
And warmed, left-over meat.
Then we can eat!
Chorus:




source: SONGS ALONG THE MAHANTONGO - Boyer/Buffington/Yoder, 1951


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 07:20 PM

I am most recently out of preschool I'm willing to bet (born in 1987) and I stumbled upon this site while trying to prove the correct lyrics to my mother. The way I learned the song is as follows:

Today is Monday, Today is Monday,
Monday bread and butter,
All you hungry children,
Come and eat it up.

It continues on in that fashion with the final verse being:

Today is Sunday, Today is Sunday,
Sunday ice cream,
Saturday pizza,
Friday fish,
Thursday roast beef,
Wednesday soup,
Tuesday string beans,
Monday bread and butter,
All you hungry children,
Come and eat it up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,C.H.
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 10:45 PM

In my youth (last millenium) it was "The Workhouse Chant" and there was no Pay-Day ...   It was "Gruel"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: thespionage
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 01:53 PM

The Bonzos did this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: thespionage
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 01:58 PM

My grandfather used to sing it this way (I am only including the last verse to save space):

Today is Sunday,
Today is Sunday,
Sunday church;
Saturday payday;
Friday fish;
Thursday roast beef;
Wednesday zoo-oop;
Tuesday string beans;
Monday hasenpfeffer;
All you hungry children,
I wish the same to you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: Azizi
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 04:20 PM

I have a vague remembrance of this song from my childhood. However, I can recall no further than "today is Monday, today is Monday; Monday ????..and then down through the days of the week..

I provide presentations in schools & after school groups usually for elementary school age children and my daughter is . A standard part of some of my presentations is to ask children what songs they are familar with. They've never mentioned this song.
However, I'll check with my daughter who is a a 2nd grade teacher in the Pittsburgh Public schools to see if she is familiar with it being taught in her school system or if she remembers it from her childhood.

IMO, this sounds like the kind of song that music teachers might teach. Because a number of children in inner city these schools are too often hungry, I would think that it would be inappropriate to sing "All you hungry children/Come and eat it up."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: Snuffy
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 07:04 PM

The Bonzos did this song?.

No. It was the Scaffold


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 03:20 AM

Today is Monday,

Sunday is for drinkin
Saturday football
Friday shaggin;
Thursday thinkin;
Wednesday wankin;
Tuesday errrgghh;
Monday is the finger day
ARE WE HAPPY? YA BET YA LIFE WE ARE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 08:29 AM

Wee-wee poo-bum wee-wee,
Wee-wee poo-bum wee-wee,
Wee-wee poo-bum wee-wee poo-bum wee-wee poo-bum wee!
Yay Yay !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 06:31 PM

I remember this song or a similar one from the "Twice 55 Song Book," used at my public school around 1955. I think it's a I/V7 chord progression with a marching tempo, relying on tonic for most of the piece except for the last line, which goes to the V7 chord the fifth tone of the key going down the scale: V, IV, III, II, I. Then repeat. I haven't tried it yet, but that how I remember it. Does any one remember the "Twice 55 Song Book?"


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Today Is Monday
From: NightWing
Date: 02 Feb 06 - 05:54 PM

The version I know is rather similar to the anonymous Guest shortly above me: learned from the Hash House Harriers. I had never heard of it having a tune. (Ya learn somethin' new ever' day.) We do it as a chant, call and response form, with each verse having it's characteristic, uh, motion/gesture.

Final verse:

[quietly]
Today is Sunday [fold hands in prayer]
       Today is Sunday
Sunday is a day of rest
       Sunday is a day of rest
but ...
[loudly again]
Saturday's a Hashin' day [running in place]
       Saturday's a Hashin' day
Friday is a f**king day [I'm sure you can imagine the 'motions' that go with this one]
       Friday is a f**king day
Thursday is a drinkin' day [take a swig of beer, causing a slight pause in the song]
       Thursday is a drinkin' day
Wednesday is a hummmmmm day [during the word "hum", hold two fingers vertically, spread slightly, over your lips]
       Wednesday is a hummmmmm day [Some women respond to this and to every succeeding line with "EVERY day is Wednesday!"]
Tuesday is two-finger day [demonstrate what you might do with those two fingers]
       Tuesday is two-finger day [ The ruder of the Hashers will respond, especially during the later verses, that "Tuesday is a fistin' day"]
And Monday is a wankin' day [for the Americans who might not know this British slang, it refers to male auto-eroticism; the motion should be obvious]
       Monday is a wankin' day
IS EVERYBODY HAPPY?
       YOU BETCHER @$$ WE ARE!
[ALL] Toodle-ee doot-d'-doot-d'-doot
Toodle-ee doot-d'-doot-d'-doot [Everyone puts one finger on the very top of their head and twirls slowly once; imitate a music-box ballerina]

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,sarah
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 07:36 PM

any versions with all the chores for the different days of the week?


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Today Is Monday
From: Snuffy
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 07:48 PM

DASHING AWAY WITH THE SMOOTHING IRON

THE GAS-MAN COMETH

THE RUSTY COLD FARMER


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 11:43 AM

I learned bits of this from my father, who was in WWI. All I remember is: Today is Thursday ...Thursday, hassenpfeffer. All German brothers wish they had the same. Friday was fish; Saturday soup. I forget the rest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,foxyloxy
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 05:30 PM

Best version I've heard, with actions, in reverse order to save time:

Today is Sunday - sung v. quietly (X2, bow head, hands in praying position) Sunday we go to the pub.
Saturday we go to the match (hands hold imaginary football scarf over head, sway from side to side)
Friday - Fish & Chips (mimic taking a chip out of the bag & putting it in your mouth)
Thursday - Soooo - p ( mimic spooning soup out of a bowl into mouth)
Wednesday - Roast Beef ( make fists & rotate lower arms so wrists & fists turn around each other)
Tuesday - ironing ( mimic ironing)
Monday is washing day (make fists, move both hands out and down, then back, repeatedly) Before they had washing machines, people used to wash clothes by rubbing them up & down on a ribbed board held in a basin of soapy water.
Each time ,after the final day, "Is everybody happy - you bet your life we are !"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,Doug, Guest from Denver
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 08:30 AM

The Captain Kangaroo kids TV program in the early 60s used to play this song fairly often. It was the string beans, soup, roast beef, fish version. I think the tag they used was "All you hungry people, now eat it up," or at least that's how I remember.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 12:54 PM

My father used to sing the Today is Monday song but I can't remember all the words. The following is what I remember

Today is Monday, Today is Monday
Monday roast beef
Tuesday (I can remember Tuesday's food)
Wednesday hassepfeffer
Thursday soup
Friday fish
All you German mothers, I wish the same to you.

My father grew up in Wisconsin, the son of a second generation German mother who sent my father to an after regular school German school. He may have learned the song there. He would sing it to my sister and me.

Jean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,Yvi
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 05:38 PM

I know it to be a childrens book by Eric Carle and found the tunes here: www.songsforteaching.com/jimrule/todayismonday.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,eaysea41
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 10:54 AM

So much fun to see all these versions to an all but forgotten song from my childhood. Here's ours.
    Today is Monday, Today is Monday, Monday wash day, everybody happy, will I should say.
    Today is Tuesday is Ironing, today is ironing, Tuesday Ironing(repeat Monday) Everybody happy, well I should say.
    Today is Wednesday, Wednesday roast beef, Repeat previous
    Today is Thursday, Thursday Zooooop, Repeat previous
    Today is Friday, Friday Fish, Repeat previous
    Today is Saturday, Saturday Payday, Repeat previous
    Today is Sunday, Sunday Church, Repeat previous.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,pyewackit
Date: 24 Aug 08 - 05:55 AM

I'd always heard it prefaced with:
    "We don't know nobody who don't want no nine-inch nails,
    We don't know nobody who don't want no nine-inch nails,
    We knows the king and we knows the queen and we knows the prince of wales,
    But we don't know nobody who don't want no nine-inch nails!"
Just say it and you'll find you're singing it, there's not much of a tune.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SLUMGULLION SONG
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 07:29 AM

York, Dorothea, and Arthur Boughton. Mud and Stars; An Anthology of World War Songs and Poetry. New York: H. Holt and Co, 1931, page 28:

SLUMGULLION SONG

Today is Monday, today is Monday,
Monday is slumgullion;
All you hungry brothers,
We wish the same to you.

Tuesday, string beans.
Wednesday, soup.
Thursday, roast beef.
Friday, fish.
Saturday, pay day.
Sunday, church.

--From "Songs of the Service for the American Legion."


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Subject: Lyr Add: WE WISH THE SAME TO YOU
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 10:12 PM

Niles, John Jacob. Singing Soldiers. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1927, page 114f:

WE WISH THE SAME TO YOU

To-day is Monday—
To-day is Monday—
Monday the bullets—
Oh, you dirty Germans,
We wish the same to you.

To-day is Tuesday—
To-day is Tuesday—
Monday the bullets—
Tuesday the bayonets—
Oh, you dirty Germans—
We wish the same to you.

[similarly:]
Wednesday the shrapnel—
Thursday the mustard gas—
Friday the dressing station—
Saturday the hospital—

[The remainder of the song cannot be viewed with Google Book Search.

[The book also gives the tune.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,Heather Correll
Date: 12 May 09 - 01:03 PM

I've hummed this song my whole life and forgotten the words but Jim Dixon's version is the one I remember most except this was how it went

Monday- Wash Day
Tuesday- String Beans
Wednesday- soup
Thurs- Roast Beef
Friday- Fish
Sat- Payday
Sun- Church

I remember it "all your hungry brothers would wish the same for you" but that never really made sense so..."All you hungry brothers, we wish the same for you" would probably be it...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,just me.
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 09:20 PM

my grandma does.
i haven't heard this song for such a long time.

im trying to find the song tune as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 09:42 PM

Hi - I posted a link to the tune up at the top of the thread, but here it is again (click)

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,Tulah
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 03:08 PM

Hi,

I have went to www.kididdles.org and I found out that this is how the song goes:

Today is Monday, today is Monday.
Monday - string beans,
All your hungry children, come and eat it up.

Today is Tuesday, today is Tuesday.
Tuesday - spaghetti,
Monday - string beans,
All your hungry children, come and eat it up.

Today is Wednesday, today is Wednesday.
Wednesday - soooooooooup,
Tuesday - spaghetti,
Monday - string beans,
All your hungry children, come and eat it up.

Today is Thursday, today is Thursday.
Thursday - roast beef,
Wednesday - soup,
Tuesday - spaghetti,
Monday - string beans,
All your hungry children, come and eat it up.

Today is Friday, today is Friday.
Friday - carrots,
Thursday - roast beef,
Wednesday - soup,
Tuesday - spaghetti,
Monday - string beans,
All your hungry children, come and eat it up.

Today is Saturday, today is Saturday.
Saturday - lettuce,
Friday - carrots,
Thursday - roast beef,
Wednesday - soup,
Tuesday - spaghetti,
Monday - string beans,
All your hungry children, come and eat it up.

Today is Sunday, today is Sunday.
Sunday - tomatoes,
Saturday - lettuce,
Friday - carrots,
Thursday - roast beef,
Wednesday - soup,
Tuesday - spaghetti,
Monday - string beans,
All your hungry children, come and eat it up.


This song has no need to have a mistake.


Signed,
Tulah


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,Courtney
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 04:58 PM

I found an old moleskin journal amidst a bunch of old WWII letters from my grandpa to my grandmother. There's no name in it, but I believe it comes from my grandfather's side of the family. It's full of poems and songs circa late 19th and early 20th century. Here are the two versions:

Today is Monday to-day is Monday
Monday bullets O you lucky devil
we wish them all on you

WAR
Monay-bullets
Tuesday-shrapnel
Wednesday-bayonets
Thursday-front line
Friday-gas shell
Saturay-hospital
Sunday-funeral

EATS
Monday-broke
Tuesday-beans
Wednesday-sauer kraut
Thursday-soup
Friday-fish
Saturday-pay day
Sunday-church


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,jsb
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 12:11 AM

When I sang it in preschool hasenpfeffer was definitely one of the foods included. I strongly remember string beans and soo-ooup! because they were fun to sing.

I don't know chords to share, but I do remember the beats:

and-1, 2, 3, 4
and-1, 2, 3, 4
1 - 2, 3-and 4
1 and-2-and, 3, 4
1-and 2-and, 3, 4


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 01:06 PM

I use to sing this to my children at daycare and we use to use.
Monday Bread and butter
Tuesday string beans
Wednesday soooooup
Thursday Roast beef
Friday fish
Saturday pizza
Sunday Chicken


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,James
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 12:57 PM

My mother taught me this song, which she may have learned in her childhood as a child of the Great Depression. Her verse pattern was:

Today is Monday. Today is Monday.
Monday wash day, Is everybody happy? Well I should say!

And each verse repeated the things from the previous days as in other entries in the thread. Her verses, I believe, were:
    Monday wash day,
    Tuesday ironing,
    Wednesday soup, (or perhaps "shopping" [grocery])
    Thursday roast beef,
    Friday fish,
    Saturday pay day, and
    Sunday church.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Feb 12 - 01:57 PM

I found this song on a "Toddler Tunes" CD. This version of the song is called "Everybody Happy?" It is done by Sharon, Lois & Bram. The lyrics go like this.

Today is Monday. Today is Monday. Monday the washday. Everybody Happy. Well I should say.

Today is Tuesday/Tuesday the ironing.

Wednesday the gardening

Thursday is soup

Friday is Payday

Saturday is shopping

Sunday is resting.

Everybody happy? Well I should say. Everybody Happy? Well I should say.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,Kay
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 01:38 AM

My late husband used to sing this. He learned it in kindergarten in Seattle around 1920. I'm pretty sure each day was a plain food - no pizza, spaghetti, or ice cream, and I think they were:
- Monday, string beans (or hasenpfeffer?);
- Tuesday, hasenpfeffer (or string beans?);
- Wednesday, zoo-oop;
- Thursday, roast beef;
- Friday fi-ish;
(I don't remember Saturday or Sunday being included);
But all the verses ended:
- All you German mothers, we wish the same to you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday - Chords
From: GUEST,Kay
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 02:14 AM

In the key of C, the chords are C and G. (Play the C chord all the way through until you get to "I" and then play the G chord on "wish."

Line 1: Verse
Line 2: Chord on 2nd & 4th beat

         Today is | Mon-day - Today is | (continue)
C - C -       | C       C          | (repeat same chords)

All you German | mothers, - I | wish the same to | you.
C   -   C -   | C       C - | G    -   G    - | C

Because of the difference between the font in the text entering form and the font that is displayed on the web page, I can't make the chords line up with the words, so I hope this makes sense. The "|" character indicates the end of each 4 beat phrase. (If you copy it to a plain font, it should be lined up.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Today Is Monday
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 18 Nov 12 - 10:20 AM

I found the music in a small old Legion Airs music book. Songs of "Over There and "Over Here" in World Wars 1 and 2. Compiled by Frank E. Peat and edited by Lee Orean Smith. Copyright 1932 and 1949. Leo Feist Inc. 799 Seventh Avenue, New York 19, N.Y.

There are a lot of different texts for the same music. I learned it with each day of the week a different housekeeping chore, and rest on Sunday.


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