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I know the name A Kiddely Divey goes against everything they say about choosing something easy to spell and remember, but sometimes you just have to go with what feels right.

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey,
a kiddely divey too, wooden shoe?
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Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy,
A kid'll eat ivy too, wouldn't you?

"Mairzy Doats" is a novelty song composed in 1943 by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston. The song made the pop charts several times, with a version by the Merry Macs reaching No. 1 in March 1944. People quickly grew tired and annoyed of the song. In 1944 the song won the Snitzky Award for most annoying song ever played on an American radio station.

I'm most familiar with the Sharon, Lois and Bram version. Its on the CD I play while working on projects or cleaning my house. It's happy music, I play it loud, and usually sing along. Yes, my family believes I'm nuts, but I've caught them singing along too!

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