Mairzy Doats” was a song written in 1943 by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman & Jerry Livingston, and perhaps most-famously recorded by The Pied Pipers in 1944. The nonsense verses are familiar to many people, but I find there are others who have not heard of it.

A couple of friends of mine are professional musicians and one night when I went to hear them perform, they did this novelty song. It’s not one you would normally hear, and I honestly loved the way they did it! I even requested it a couple of times! Since then it stuck in my mind because it was really cute and catchy.

When I was thinking of names for my business that name came to mind. It’s not only a cute song but the real lyrics are part of the basics of horsemanship, because yes, “Mares Eat Oats”.

Complete lyrics to the song:

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?
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?

 

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