There was an old man from Peru Who watched his wife baking a stew But one day by mistake, In the stove she did bake That unfortunate man from Peru!
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- by Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- by Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981), "Two old men", op. 7 no. 4 (c1918-22) [low voice and piano], from the collection Nursery Songs, or Mother Goose Rhymes Set to Music, no. 4..
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This text was added to the website: 2015-07-28
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Word count: 30