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There Was an Old Man with a Beard Who Fed the Birds (an illustrated song in limericks)

Posted on: April 25, 2017

 

I love Edward Lear’s limerick THERE WAS AN OLD MAN WITH A BEARD.  I made a little singable story to continue the Old Man’s and birdies’ adventure.

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There was an Old Man with a Beard (Who Fed the Birds)
Original Limerick by Edward Lear
Additional Words by  Emily
Traditional Tune
Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily

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THERE WAS AN OLD MAN WITH A BEARD (WHO FED THE BIRDS)
Original Limerick by Edward Lear
Additional Words by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Tune

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, “It is just as I feared!
Two owls and a hen,
Four larks and a wren
Have all built their nests in my beard!”

He gave them a nice bit of dinner
He noticed they’d gotten much thinner
They dined on bird seed
A suitable feed
At cooking he was a beginner.

Together they all took a class
They craved a more-tasty repast
Though birdseed was fine
They sought meals divine
They were hungry and had to learn fast!

Then the Old Bearded Man and the fowl
Filled their dishes with food cheek-by-jowl
The food was delicious
And also nutritious
Their tummies would no longer growl!

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, “I’m no longer a- feared!
Two owls and a hen
Four larks and a wren
Share dinner with me in my beard!”

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Related Posts

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There Was an Old Man with a Beard Who Fed the Birds (an illustrated song in limericks)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/there-was-an-old-man-with-a-beard-who-fed-the-birds-an-illustrated-song-in-limericks/

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THERE WAS AN OLD MAN WITH A BEARD (a funny, singable limerick by Edward Lear)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/there-was-an-old-man-with-a-beard-a-fun-singable-limerick-by-edward-lear/

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SING LIMERICKS WITH EMILY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/sing-limericks-with-emily/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY

An ever-expanding list of  singable poems from compilations or singable poems creating individual Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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EDWARD LEAR

A list of books with musical settings of, and illustrating Singable Picture Book versions of, Edward Lear’s poems:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/singable-picture-book-spotlight-1302011-edward-lear-and-william-mathias-learsongs/

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LIMERICKS BY LEAR, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK (ILLUSTRATED BY LOIS EHLERT)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/limericks-by-lear-a-singable-picture-book-illustrated-by-lois-ehlert/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/

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A Crocheted Beard for the Old Man Inspired Me to Write the Rest of the Story…
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/a-crocheted-beard-for-the-old-man-inspired-me-to-write-the-rest-of-the-story/

 

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