- Year Published: 1920
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Barnes, W. (Ed.). (1920). Types of Children's Literature: A Collection of the World's Best Literature for Children.. Yonkers, New York: World Book Company.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 1.3
- Word Count: 37
Lear, E. (1920). “There Was an Old Man With a Beard”. Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved October 13, 2015, from
Lear, Edward. "“There Was an Old Man With a Beard”." Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear. Lit2Go Edition. 1920. Web. <>. October 13, 2015.
Edward Lear, "“There Was an Old Man With a Beard”," Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear, Lit2Go Edition, (1920), accessed October 13, 2015,.
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!”