Mairzy Doats

(a.k.a. "Mares Eat Oats")

Words & Music:

Milton Drake, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston


F        C7    F          C7

I know a ditty nutty as a fruitcake,

F          C7       F

Goofy as a goon and silly as a loon.

Am           E9      Am             D7

Some call it pretty, others call it crazy,

G7                     C7

But they all sing this tune:


CHORUS:  [2x]

F                                                   F#dim7

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey.

  Gm7            C7            F

A kiddley divey, too, wouldn't you?


       Cm7         F7        Cm7           F7

If the words sound queer and funny to your ear,


A little bit jumbled and jivey.

       Dm7       G7       Dm7      G7

Sing, "Mares eat oats and does eat oats

    C      Gm7       C7

And little lambs eat ivy"


CHORUS:  [2x, then this transition:]  Gm7 C7 F F#dim7

  Gm7             C7            F

A kid'll eat ivy, too, wouldn't you?



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