Everybody Happy?

TITLE: Everybody Happy?
AUTHOR: unknown
CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain
KEYWORDS: children, days of week, food, work
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 Pardology: Songs For Fun And Fellowship (Harbin)

I’ve found this song on found on Document Records Field Recordings, Volume 8: Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi 1934-1947. Kids love singing this! 

OTHER TITLES AND VARIATIONS:

  • Today is Monday
  • Other variations are in the tasks or food on different days of the week.

RECORDINGS:

Lots of Children’s Albums contain a version of the song, not the yell. But in my opinion they are over-produced. But for the sake of thoroughness here’s one of the best.

YOUTUBE VIDEO:

YOUTUBE AUDIO: download
LYRIC & CHORD PRO CHART: download
PPT LYRICS FOR THE CLASSROOM: download

Everybody Happy?

Everybody happy? Well I should say

Today is Monday, today is Monday
Monday washing
Everybody happy? Well I should say

Today is Tuesday, today is Tuesday
Tuesday string bean
Monday washing
Everybody happy? Well I should say

Today is Wednesday, today is Wednesday
Wednesday sOUP!
Tuesday string bean
Monday washing
Everybody happy? Well I should say

Today is Thursday, today is Thursday
Thursday roast beef
Wednesday sOUP!
Tuesday string bean
Monday washing
Everybody happy? Well I should say

Today is Friday, today is Friday
Friday fish
Thursday roast beef
Wednesday sOUP!
Tuesday string bean
Monday washing
Everybody happy? Well I should say

Today is Saturday, today is Saturday
Saturday pay day
Friday fish
Thursday roast beef
Wednesday sOUP!
Tuesday string bean
Monday washing
Everybody happy? Well I should say

Today is Sunday, today is Sunday
Sunday……. Resting
Saturday pay day
Friday fish
Thursday roast beef
Wednesday sOUP
Tuesday string bean
Monday washing
Everybody happy? Well I should say

Everybody happy? Well I should say

SOURCES:

  • Folk Song Index: A Comprehensive Guide to the Florence E. Brunnings Collection, Florence E. Brunnings, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York and London 1981—Amazon Books

NOTICE: I’m not the best guitar player or vocalist, but no one loves these songs more than I do. The tune and lyrics are in the public domain unless otherwise noted. The recording © copyright 2013 by Stephen Griffith and may be used by permission of the copyright holder. The variation of the song I’m posting is the version I perform and is not exactly replicating the sources cited, but is always in the same song family. If anyone has more details about this song, or believes I’ve stated something in error, please let me know. I’m also open to suggestions to improve the site. Thanks. sgg

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