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Mairzy doats and dozy doats
And liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too,
Wouldn't you?
(Repeat)

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?

Oh mairzy doats and dozy doats
And liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, a kiddley divey too,
A kiddley divey too... wouldn't you?



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    SheonamccMar 29, 2011 at 8:31 am
    The lyrics originally submitted have obviously been written by ear without the full understanding of the song. It's based on an old English nursery rhyme and it supposed to sound non-sensical when in fact there is a real message to be found.

    The main refrain should be:

    "Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?"

    The song lyrics then go on to say:

    "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'."

    Once you understand this, the last line of the refrain should automatically sounds like "A kid'll eat ivy too, wouldn't you?"

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