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Are there more words to Mairzy Doats?

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Subject: Are there more words to this song?
From: Ptarmigan
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 03:08 AM

Are there any more words to this song, or is this it?

"Mairsey-doats & doesy-doats
And Little Lambs ee-tivey
A-kiddle-eeh-tivey-too,
wouldn't you"

Here's the melody: Mairsey-doats & doesy-doats

Cheers,
Dick


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to this song?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 03:33 AM

from memory - I refuse to look it up!


Ff the words sound queer
And (something - troubled?) to your ear
A little bit jumbled & jivey

Just say

Mares eat oats
And does eat oats
And little lambs eat ivy.
A kid'll eat ivy, too,
Wouldn't you
A kid'll eat ivy, too,
Wouldn't you


sandra


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to this song?
From: Melissa
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 03:35 AM

there are also several extra verses somewhere within mudcat..where whales eat eels and such.


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to this song?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 03:36 AM

found in Wikipedia


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to this song?
From: Genie
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 05:13 AM

Mairzy Doats

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:

Mairsy Doats and dozey doats and little lambsey divey,
Kiddlie divey too, wooden shoe.
Mairsy Doats and dozey doats and little lambsey divey,
Kiddley divey too, wooden shoe.
Now 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, Mairsy Doats ... .


One other verse goes:

"Cowzey tweet and sowzey tweet and liddle bearzy tunney,
Beezely tunney too, wooden shoe? ..."

Now if the words sound queer and silly to your ear,
A little bit jumbled and funny,
Sing "Cows eat wheat and sows eat wheat and little bears eat honey ... "

Maybe someone else has some of the other verses.

Or one could easily make up more. : )


And how about changing the thread title to "Are there more verses to Mairzy Doats?"
That would surely help keep track of the topic.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to Mairzy Doats?
From: Drumshanty
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 07:11 AM

Jim Bainbridge sang at least three more verses at the Scottish Mudgather this year. Which is not much help at all as I don't remember them, sorry. But if you ever come across him, you could ask him... :o)


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to Mairzy Doats?
From: Melissa
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 12:04 PM

more verses:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=5185#29615


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to Mairzy Doats?
From: Mr Red
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 12:13 PM

blickie to Melissa's http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=5185#29615
Burl Ives Sang it on record, websearch on several spellings.
Add Burl Ives to the search and that may help.

And my mother (& generation) used to complain that pop records were unintelligable! When I found this song I had a field day.

Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to Mairzy Doats?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 03:53 PM

Oh ! maaan! Squiddleydoysters !!


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to Mairzy Doats?
From: Genie
Date: 10 Dec 08 - 01:37 PM

How about:

"Hawksie deggs and doggzie deggs and liddle boyzie domelets,
Girlzelley domelet stew, wooden shoe?"

Now if the words sound queer and silly to your ear,
A little bit like mumbles and nonsense,
Sing "Hawks eat eggs and dogs eat eggs
And little boys eat omelets ... "


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to Mairzy Doats?
From: GUEST,destinay
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 04:05 PM

Mare eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy,
A kid will eat ivy too wouldnt you..


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to Mairzy Doats?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 09:53 PM

For background, the "standard lyrics" were popular enough to be recorded in my mother's high school "autograph book" by one of her classmates sometime ca. 1924 - 1927. Apparently most of the kids of that era knew them well enough to have sung them folkishly(?).

A few other bits of "doggerel" that were apparently popular then also were in the book; but I don't know that any of the others were set to tunes.

John


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to Mairzy Doats?
From: GUEST,CrazyEddie
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 05:19 AM

Waleseateels & snailseateels & little sharksey toisters
A squiddely toisters too wooden shoe?

Whales ear ells & snails eat eel & little shark eat oysters
A squid....


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to Mairzy Doats?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 12:45 PM

Watching the folk process at work....


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Subject: RE: Are there more words to Mairzy Doats?
From: jacqui.c
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 07:18 PM

Found at BusSongs.com

Mares eat oats and
does eat oats and
little lambs eat ivy
kids will eat ivy to
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-oo?
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

Dogs eat bugs and birds eat bugs.
And little owls eat liver.
A kid will eat liver too, wouldn't you.
Whailzy deals and sealzy deals
And baby fishy doysters,
A squiddley doysters too,
Wouldn't you?

Well if the words sound queer,
And funny to your ear,
All of you girlsters and boysters,
Say, " Whales eat eels
And seals eat eels,
And baby fish eat oysters!"
Whales eat eels and seals eat eels
And baby fish eat oysters,
A squid will eat oysters too,
Wouldn't you?

A whale will eat oysters too,
A squid will eat oysters too,
A kid will eat ivy too,
Wouldn't you?
Cowzy day and goatzy day
And little pigzy donuts;
A kiddely donuts, too, wouldn't you?
(Repeat)

Now if the words sound queer,
And funny to your ear,
You think you're gonna go nuts,


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