There was an old man with a nose Who said, "If you choose to suppose That my nose is too long, you are certainly wrong," That remarkable man with a nose.
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- by Edward Lear (1812 - 1888), no title, appears in A Book of Nonsense, first published 1861 [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 Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir (1852 - 1924), as Karel Drofnatski, "The aquiline snub", op. 375, published 1960 [voice and piano], from Nonsense Rhymes, no. 9. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
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