11/05/2012 09:07 BST | Updated 11/07/2012 06:12 BST

Happy 200th Edward Lear: Here's A (Song)Book Of Nonsense

Happy birthday Edward Lear!

You'll be pleased to know that, 200 years after you were born, your nonsense poems and limericks are still delighting kids and adults alike around the world.

Not only that, but your birthday is being marked across the UK, with performances of The Owl and the Pussycat, speeches at libraries and universities in your honour, and even a lecture on your beloved drawings.

You see, we did remember you for more than just being funny after all.

And here's our own birthday present to you - a soundtrack of songs that are as absurd and brilliant as you were when you wrote.

It's music we imagine you'd approve of if we put it on at your birthday party.