There was a young lady from Norway Who casually sat in a doorway. When the door squeezed her flat, She exclaimed, "What of that?" That courageous young lady from Norway.
About the headline (FAQ)
- by Edward Lear (1812 - 1888), as Derry Down Derry, appears in A Book of Nonsense, first published 1846 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927), "There was a young lady of Norway", published 1970 [unison chorus, percussion, and piano], from Seven Limericks [text not verified]
- by Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir (1852 - 1924), as Karel Drofnatski, "The Hardy Norse-woman", op. 365, published 1960 [voice and piano], from Nonsense Rhymes, no. 13. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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