There was an old person of Fife

There was an old person of Fife...  (1872) 
by Edward Lear
Picture by Edward Lear

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 There was an old person of Fife,
 Who was greatly disgusted with life;
 They sang him a ballad,
 And fed him on salad,
 Which cured that old person of Fife.
 
 <Publ. 1872>