There was an Old Man with a flute
There was an Old Man with a flute,
A sarpint ran into his boot;
But he played day and night,
Till the sarpint took flight,
And avoided that man with a flute.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Herbert) Kelsey Jones (b. 1922), "There was an Old Man with a flute", published 1961 [SATB chorus a cappella], from Nonsense Songs [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Theron Kirk (1919 - 1999), "The man, the flute, the serpent", published 1976 [SATB chorus a cappella] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Elis Pehkonen (b. 1942), "There was an Old Man with a flute", published 1972 [speakers, piano, flute, gong, clarinet, trumpet, and drums], from Three Limericks [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Goffredo Petrassi (1904 - 2003), "There was an Old Man with a flute", published 1953 [SATB chorus a cappella], from Nonsense, also set in Italian (Italiano) [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Carlo Izzo ; composed by Goffredo Petrassi.
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