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There was an old woman

Language: English

There was an old woman went up in a basket
Seventy times as high as the moon,
What she did there I could not but ask it
For in her hand she carried a broom.
"Old woman, old woman, old woman," said I,
"Whiter, o whither, o whither so high?"
"To sweep the cobwebs from the sky,
And I shall be back again by-and-by."


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Richard Rodney Bennett.

Set in a modified version by Carol Barratt.


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:16
Line count: 8
Word count: 64

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