Friday, August 8, 2008

Little Lambs Eat Ivy

I love this silly little song, so I thought I'd share it today with the cover of the sheet music - one in my huge collection of Bing Crosby pieces.
And the lyrics:
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:
Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
Yes! Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, 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?
Now, how cute is that music cover - with a mare, a doe, and a little lamb eating ivy, too? And Bing, of course!
And, just because I feel like it, here are a few more cute little lambs, from the adorable vintage cards I love so much.
I mean, come on - total cuteness!

5 comments:

Annette said...

I bet Bo Peep loves that song too. I just ordered the Mad Men Season 1 DVD because you said you like it so much. Love T

KariVery said...

AWW! My Mom taught me that song, and I've taught it to my kids too. (who don't eat ivy, by the way).

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Total! We love old cards too! Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

sweetheartville said...

My Grandma used to sing that song to me when I was little, and I just loved it. Those cards are so cute! I'm amassing quite a large collection of vintage greeting cards myself.

Holly said...

Eeek! My mom taught me that song and I taught the chorus to my boys. Alos, in my family, when we're cold, we'll sometimes say, "Brrrrsy Doats! ;> don't know how we came up with that...

Well, you gotta know I love those cards. LAMBS!