Mairzy Doats -- Stuck for 40 Years

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Home Inspector with King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Super blogger Ardell DellaLoggia recently wrote  about songs that end up in our heads and minds. That got me to thinking about the memorable or irritating songs I have heard over the years. Often those things that are most memorable are also the most irritating. Advertising agencies know that, hence all the radio and TV ads we are exposed to that make you want to damage the set.

Now, having worked in radio, I know some pretty weird or annoying novelty tunes and I have blogged on a few of them. Some of those songs on that list include --  They Are Coming to Take Me Away, The Ballad of Irving, Yummy, Yummy, Yummy I Got Love In My Tummy, Tip Toe Through the Tulips. That short list only scratches the surface of bad and silly songs, of course.

One song that takes me back to the 1960's is Mairzy Doats. This was recorded by a group called The Innocence. Now I was a teenager back then and thought this was good novelty stuff --misguided.

I was listening to the 45 RPM one day and my older uncle came by the house -- he was a WWI vet. He heard the song playing and told me the history. Even then it was old, an antique, that went back to the 1940's. You can read the whole history of this goofy song by clicking on the photo of the lamb. Stupid as it might be, I think of this song a few times a year -- whenever I see a post like Ardell's about catchy, stupid or annoying songs. When I think silly songs, it is number one in my mind and has been for forty years.

If you are tough enough, you can hear the same version I was taken with as a kid, by clicking on the youtube below the animals.

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Steven L. Smith

Bellingham WA Home Inspections

 

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Check out "This Day In History" -- music and vintage television from the 1950's through the 1980's.  I enjoy writing these articles because they take me back to my days in radio broadcasting. Click on Elvis' gold record, below, to revisit those golden hits of yesteryear.

           

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Steve---listening to those is guaranteed to result in years of unproductive therapy----bad boy!
Aug 23, 2008 04:18 PM #3
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Charlie, My life might have been better had I never been there at that time with that single
Aug 23, 2008 04:23 PM #4
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Steve, I can almost guarantee that---without a doubt---for sure:)

Aug 23, 2008 04:29 PM #5
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Charlie, Should I ask for a rerun and see about doing it all differently?
Aug 23, 2008 04:34 PM #6
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A human being “rewind” button would be useful at times:)
Aug 23, 2008 04:43 PM #7
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Charlie, Speaking of rewind. Tonight I have dinner with that "guy" who convinced us to become inspectors. Want me to punch him in the nose once for you too?
Aug 23, 2008 04:55 PM #8
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Barbara S. Duncan
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What a nice history lesson! I think I'll go to Wikipedia and find all the words to the songs that I never could tell what they were saying. The internet is my new Bible!
Aug 24, 2008 06:34 PM #9
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Barbara,

I like it better than Jimi, how about you.

Beeman will tantrum if you do

Aug 24, 2008 07:02 PM #10
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The fact that you would is just proof of the damage it has done:)

Aug 24, 2008 07:17 PM #11
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Now Beeboy,

Not so fast. Let's see if Barbara checks in on this one.

Beeman is red in the face and ready to snap

Aug 24, 2008 07:33 PM #12
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Well, I think they are equally bad. Do some good old country music like I'm listening to on Sirius while I'm supposed to be working on an REO. Stop tempting me to neglect my work and blog. : )
Aug 24, 2008 08:00 PM #13
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Right now I'm hearing, "It wasn't God who made honky-tony angels" by Kitty Wells.  Now there's one you need to youtube! 

Aug 24, 2008 08:01 PM #14
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You can two-step to it instead of head-bang! 

Aug 24, 2008 08:01 PM #15
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Barbara,

This link is for you. Beeman, don't even try to follow it. Way too sophisticated a link for your tastes. It will not even make your ears ring, let alone your head bang.

A song for Barbara only

Aug 24, 2008 10:40 PM #16
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That is beyond words painful painful painful painful

Aug 24, 2008 10:49 PM #17
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Dear Mr Bee,

You were expressly told not to visit the link. Did you mind. Of course not, you went in and read Barbara's message from me. You get what you deserve and, while you are at it, take a ruler to your Snoopy little knuckles. Again, the sophistication level here is a bit above your curmudgeon head.

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Man oh man, Steven, I just got up and got my message and the link to that song!  I just can't believe you'd research that just for me.  That video had everything!  Well behaved band, flat-tops or short hair on the men, conservative pumps on Kitty, crinoline skirt with tiny waste for Kitty.  That nosy Charlies should never have opened my link.  As you said, the song is too sophisticated for him.  He was told not to read my panyhose blog also but he did.  He IS a wily fox.

Aug 25, 2008 07:10 AM #19
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Barbara,

He is no wiley fox. He is a big snoop who has his snoot where it should not be. I think hearing and seeing sophisticated music, nad not being able to bang his head to it, makes him feel left out.

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Barbara, This link is more suited to Chuckie Bee's tastes. Charlie Bee bangs his head

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That was better than Jimi Hendrix but until I see one of those flip videos with some Charlie-head-banging going on, I'll believe he's fibbing and that he secretly likes Kitty Wells.

Aug 25, 2008 09:28 AM #22
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