There was a young lady of Riga

Original Text: 
William S. Baring-Gould, The Lure of the Limerick (New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1967): 106.
2Who smiled as she rode on a tiger;
3     They returned from the ride
4     With the lady inside,
5And the smile on the face of the tiger.


1] Sometimes attributed to Cosmo Monkhouse, on slim grounds. Riga is a port-city in Latvia. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.