Thirty Days Hath September - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Here's another version of this rhyme from The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright (this is the version in the mp3 recording):

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
February has twenty-eight alone,
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting leap-year, that's the time
When February's days are twenty-nine.

Here's the version from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith:

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
All the rest have thirty-one -
Except February, alone,
Which has four and twenty-four,
And every fourth year, one day more.


The version of the rhyme in the mp3 recording is below...


Recorded by Kara Shallenberg for Librivox.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The illustration can be found in The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes (circa 1920) edited by Walter Jerrold (1865 - 1929) and illustrated by Charles Robinson (with some graphical editing of the above image by Lisa Yannucci).

Thanks so much!