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Limericks

by Edward Lear


Edward Lear (1812-1888)

The etymology of 'limerick' is obscure. An early party game had guests attempting to come up with an original and witty poem which ended with the line "Will you come up to Limerick?", refering to the county and city in Ireland. Edward Lear popularized the form and examples attributed to him are listed below.

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First line

There was a young girl of Majorca
There was a young lady in blue
There was a young lady in white
There was a young lady of Bute
There was a young lady of Clare
There was a young lady of Corsica
There was a young lady of Dorking
There was a young lady of Firle
There was a young lady of Greenwich
There was a young lady of Hull
There was a young lady of Lucca
There was a young lady of Norway
There was a young lady of Parma
There was a young lady of Poole
There was a young lady of Portugal
There was a young lady of Russia
There was a young lady of Ryde
There was a young lady of Sweden
There was a young lady of Troy
There was a young lady of Turkey
There was a young lady of Tyre
There was a young lady of Wales
There was a young lady of Welling
There was a young lady whose bonnet
There was a young lady whose chin
There was a young lady whose eyes
There was a young lady whose nose (1)
There was a young lady whose nose (2)
There was a young person in green
There was a young person in pink
There was a young person in red
There was a young person of Ayr
There was a young person of Bantry
There was a young person of Crete
There was a young person of Janina
There was a young person of Kew
There was a young person of Smyrna
There was a young person whose history
There was an old lady of Chertsey
There was an old lady of France
There was an old lady of Prague
There was an old lady of Winchelsea
There was an old lady whose folly
There was an old man at a Junction
There was an old man at a Station
There was an old man in a barge
There was an old man in a boat
There was an old man in a casement
There was an old man in a Garden
There was an old man in a Marsh
There was an old man in a pew
There was an old man in a tree
There was an old man in a tree
There was an old man of Ancona
There was an old man of Aosta
There was an old man of Apulia
There was an old man of Berlin
There was an old man of Blackheath
There was an old man of Bohemia
There was an old man of Boulak
There was an old man of Calcutta
There was an old man of Cape Horn
There was an old man of Cashmere
There was an old man of Coblenz
There was an old man of Columbia
There was an old man of Corfu
There was an old man of Dee-side
There was an old man of Dumblane
There was an old man of Dumbree
There was an old man of Dundee
There was an old man of Dunluce
There was an old man of Dunrose;
There was an old man of El Hums
There was an old man of Hong Kong
There was an old man of Ibreem
There was an old man of Jamaica
There was an old man of Kamschatka
There was an old man of Kilkenny
There was an old man of Leghorn
There was an old man of Madras
There was an old man of Marseilles
There was an old man of Melrose
There was an old man of Messina
There was an old man of Moldavia
There was an old man of Nepaul
There was an old man of Peru
There was an old man of Peru
There was an old man of Port Grigor
There was an old man of Quebec
There was an old man of Spithead
There was an old man of th' Abruzzi
There was an old man of Thames Ditton
There was an old man of the Cape
There was an old man of the Coast
There was an old man of the Dargle
There was an old man of the Dee
There was an old man of the East
There was an old man of the Hague
There was an old man of the Isles
There was an old man of the Nile
There was an old man of the North
There was an old man of the South
There was an old man of the West
There was an old man of the West
There was an old man of the Wrekin
There was an old man of Thermopylae
There was an old man of Three Bridges
There was an old man of Toulouse
There was an old man of Vesuvius
There was an old man of Vienna
There was an old man of West Dumpet
There was an old man of Whitehaven
There was an old man on a hill
There was an old man on some rocks
There was an old man on the Border
There was an old man on the Humber
There was an old man on whose nose
There was an old man who said "How
There was an old man who said "Hush
There was an old man who said "Well
There was an old man who screamed out
There was an old man who supposed
There was an old man whose despair
There was an old man whose remorse
There was an old man with a beard
There was an old man with a beard
There was an old man with a flute
There was an old man with a gong
There was an old man with a nose
There was an old man with a poker
There was an old man with an Owl
There was an old man who when little
There was an old person in black
There was an old person in gray
There was an old person of Anerley
There was an old person of Bangor
There was an old person of Bar
There was an old person of Barnes
There was an old person of Basing
There was an old person of Blythe
There was an old person of Bow
There was an old person of Bray
There was an old person of Bree
There was an old person of Brigg
There was an old person of Brill
There was an old person of Bromley
There was an old person of Buda
There was an old person of Bude
There was an old person of Burton
There was an old person of Cadiz
There was an old person of Cannes
There was an old person of Cassel
There was an old person of Cheadle
There was an old person of Chester
There was an old person of Chili
There was an old person of China
There was an old person of Cromer
There was an old person of Crowle
There was an old person of Deal
There was an old person of Dean
There was an old person of Dover
There was an old person of Down
There was an old person of Dundalk
There was an old person of Dutton
There was an old person of Ealing
There was an old person of Ems
There was an old person of Ewell
There was an old person of Fife
There was an old person of Filey
There was an old person of Florence
There was an old person of Grange
There was an old person of Gretna
There was an old person of Hove
There was an old person of Hurst
There was an old person of Hyde
There was an old person of Ickley
There was an old person of Ischia
There was an old person of Jodd
There was an old person of Leeds
There was an old person of Loo
There was an old person of Minety
There was an old person of Mold
There was an old person of Newry
There was an old person of Nice
There was an old person of Pett
There was an old person of Phil
There was an old person of Pinner
There was an old person of Pisa
There was an old person of Prague
There was an old person of Putney
There was an old person of Rheims
There was an old person of Rhodes
There was an old person of Rimini
There was an old person of Rye
There was an old person of Sark
There was an old person of Sestri
There was an old person of Sheen
There was an old person of Shields
There was an old person of Shoreham
There was an old person of Skye
There was an old person of Slough
There was an old person of Spain
There was an old person of Sparta
There was an old person of Stroud
There was an old person of Tartary
There was an old person of Tring
There was an old person of Troy
There was an old person of Ware
There was an old person of Wick
There was an old person of Wilts
There was an old person of Woking
There was an old person whose habits

Keyword

There was
 
a young
an old
 
lady
man
person
 
of
Abruzzi
Ancona
Anerley
Aosta
Apulia
Ayr
Bangor
Bantry
Bar
Barge
Barnes
Basing
Beard (1)
Beard (2)
Berlin
Black
Blackheath
Blue
Blythe
Boat
Bohemia
Bonnet
Border
Boulak
Bow
Bray
Bree
Brigg
Brill
Bromley
Buda
Bude
Burton
Bute
Cadiz
Calcutta
Cannes
Cape
Cape Horn
Casement
Cashmere
Cassel
Cheadle
Chertsey
Chester
Chili
Chin
China
Clare
Coast
Coblenz
Columbia
Corfu
Corsica
Crete
Cromer
Crowle
Dargle
Deal
Dean
Dee
Dee-side
Despair
Dorking
Dover
Down
Dumblane
Dumbree
Dundalk
Dundee
Dunluce
Dunrose
Dutton
Ealing
East
El Hums
Ems
Ewell
Eyes
Fife
Filey
Firle
Florence
Flute
Folly
France
Garden
Gong
Grange
Gray
Green
Greenwich
Gretna
Habits
Hague
Hill
History
Hong Kong
Hove
How
Hull
Humber
Hurst
Hush!
Hyde
Ibreem
Ickley
Ischia
Isles
Jamaica
Janina
Jodd
Junction
Kamschatka
Kew
Kilkenny
Leeds
Leghorn
Little
Loo
Lucca
Madras
Majorca
Marseilles
Marsh
Melrose
Messina
Minety
Mold
Moldavia
Nepaul
Newry
Nice
Nile
North
Norway
Nose (1)
Nose (2)
Nose (3)
Nose (4)
Owl
Parma
Peru (1)
Peru (2)
Pett
Pew
Phil
Pink
Pinner
Pisa
Poker
Poole
Port Grigor
Portugal
Prague (1)
Prague (2)
Putney
Quebec
Red
Remorse
Rheims
Rhodes
Rimini
Rocks
Russia
Ryde
Rye
Sark
Screamed out
Sestri
Sheen
Shields
Shoreham
Skye
Slough
Smyrna
South
Spain
Sparta
Spithead
Station
Stroud
Supposed
Sweden
Tartary
Thames Ditton
Thermopylae
Three Bridges
Toulouse
Tree (1)
Tree (2)
Tring
Troy
Troy
Turkey
Tyre
Vesuvius
Vienna
Wales
Ware
Well!
Welling
West (1)
West (2)
West Dumpet
White
Whitehaven
Wick
Wilts
Winchelsea
Woking
Wrekin
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