by Edward Lear (1812 - 1888), as Derry Down Derry

There was an old man of the Isles
Language: English 
There was an old man of the Isles,
Whose face was pervaded with smiles;
He sang "High dum diddle",
And played on the fiddle,
That amiable man of the Isles.

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Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 30