Edward Lear

Edward Lear was a British writer whose writing, especially his nonsensical verses, often caught the attention of American song composers.

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Lear’s verses were especially loved and set by American composer Margaret Ruthven Lang.

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Books

The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense

By Edward Lear

Songs

A Little Nonsense

Song Collection

Richard Pearson Thomas

Edward Lear

Calico Pie

Richard Pearson Thomas

Edward Lear

Song Collection: A Little Nonsense

More Nonsense Rhymes & Pictures, Op. 43

Song Collection

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Edward Lear

Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures, Op. 42

Song Collection

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Edward Lear

The Courtship of the Yongly Bongly Bo

Virgil Thomson

Edward Lear

The Pobble Who Has No Toes

Richard Pearson Thomas

Edward Lear

Song Collection: A Little Nonsense

The Owl and the Pussycat

Richard Pearson Thomas

Edward Lear

Song Collection: A Little Nonsense

There was an Old Lady of France

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Edward Lear

Song Collection: Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures, Op. 42

There was a Young Lady of Lucca

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Edward Lear

Song Collection: Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures, Op. 42

There was a Young Lady of Parma

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Edward Lear

Song Collection: More Nonsense Rhymes & Pictures, Op. 43

There was an Old Man in a Tree

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Edward Lear

Song Collection: Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures, Op. 42

There was an Old Man with a Beard

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Edward Lear

Song Collection: More Nonsense Rhymes & Pictures, Op. 43

There was an Old Man with a Gong

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Edward Lear

Song Collection: Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures, Op. 42

There was an Old Person of Cassel

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Edward Lear

Song Collection: Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures, Op. 42

There was an Old Person of Skye

Margaret Ruthven Lang

Edward Lear

Song Collection: Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures, Op. 42

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    A Little Nonsense

    Composer(s): Richard Pearson Thomas

    Voice Type: High

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    Nonsense Rhymes & Pictures, Op. 42

    Composer(s): Margaret Ruthven Lang

    Song(s): 1. There was a Young Lady of Lucca
    2. There was an Old Person of Skye
    3. There was an Old Man with a Gong
    4. There was an Old Lady of France
    5. There was an Old Man in a Tree
    6. There was an Old Person of Cassel

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    More Nonsense Rhymes & Pictures, Op. 43

    Composer(s): Margaret Ruthven Lang

    Song(s): 1. There was a Young Lady of Parma
    2. There was an Old Man with a Beard

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    The Courtship of the Yongly Bongly Bo (High Voice)

    Composer(s): Virgil Thomson

    Voice Type: High

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    The Courtship of the Yongly Bongly Bo (Low Voice)

    Composer(s): Thom

    Voice Type: Low

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