Mairzy Doats    (1943)

I know a ditty, nutty as a fruitcake
Goofy as a goon and silly as a loon
Some call it pretty, others call it crazy
But they all sing this tune:

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

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

Oh! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you-ooo?
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

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

Oh! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you-ooo?
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

Lyrics by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston and Milton Drake.
Recorded by Al Trace and His Silly Symphonists; The Merry Macs; others.


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