Wednesday

Mairzy Doats

Mairzy Doats
(posted for the A to Z Challenge)

M is for Mairzy Doats.

This week, I’m packing for the Midwest Horse Fair (which also starts with M), and the process is keeping me rather busy. As a result, today’s post is a mere musical reminder that may mystify many.

Do you remember this old nonsense tune from the 1940s?

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Is it nonsense? Read the lyrics, and make up your own mind.

Oh, mairzy doats and dozy doats and little lambsy divey
A kiddle divey, too. Wouldn't you?
Oh, mairzy doats and dozy doats and little lambsy divey
A kiddle divey, too. Wouldn't you?

If the words sound queer and funny to your ear,
A little bit jumbled and jivey.
Say, "Mares eat oats, and does eat oats,
and little lambs eat ivy."

Oh, mairzy doats and dozy doats and little lambsy divey
A kiddle divey, too. Wouldn't you?
Oh, mairzy doats and dozy doats and little lambsy divey
A kiddle divey, too. Wouldn't you?

(Words and music by Milton Drake, AI Hoffman and Jerry Livingston)

My mares really do eat oats. My geldings do too. How about yours?

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1 comment:

  1. The only ditty I ever remember my Nana singing to us when we were kids. I can't hear that without thinking of her.

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