There was a Young Lady of Parma

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"There was a Young Lady of Parma" is a setting of Edward Lear's text by composer Margaret Ruthven Lang. The poem was published in 1846 at No. 109 in Lear's A Book of Nonsense. The song is part of Margaret Ruthven Lang's More Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures, Op. 43.

There was a Young Lady of Parma
by Edward Lear


There was a Young Lady of Parma,
Whose conduct grew calmer and calmer;
When they said, 'Are you dumb?'
She merely said, 'Hum!'
That provoking Young Lady of Parma.


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