Edward Lear’s most famous Nonsense song, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, was among the first pieces of music to be recorded.
I have been able to find three different recordings of the same arrangement for four voices, here they are:
1902 by the Columbia Quartet (later Peerless Quartet), Columbia A398 (751)
1904 by the Haydn Quartet, VictorTalking Machine [...]
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Jim’s Big Ego have realeased their music under a Creative Commons licence which allows noncommercial distrubution, so here is their Edward Lear-based song, The Jumblies, from the album Don’t Get Smart.
If you want to hear earlier song versions of Edward Lear’s nonsense poems, including Elton Hayes’s and Craig McDonnell’s versions of The Jumblies, visit the [...]
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