Music: That Song

Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats and liddle lamzy divey

A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?*

These iddly-oozy words were spreading fast last week from Tin Pan Alley to any place where a man could go nuts over silly syllables. Most citizens could keep their sanity at least long enough to discover that this apparent double-talk was simply nursery talk—it was a paraphrase of an old verse ("Mares eat oats and does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy. A kid'll eat ivy too, wouldn't you?").

Mairzy Doats was written two years ago by three affable-looking Broadway song writers named Milton Drake, Jerry Livingston...

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