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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    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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