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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Rainmaker
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Steven L. Smith
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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.

August 24, 2008 10:55 PM
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Barbara S. Duncan
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
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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.

August 25, 2008 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Steven L. Smith
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King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

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.

August 25, 2008 09:01 AM
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Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

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

August 25, 2008 09:10 AM
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Barbara S. Duncan
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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.

August 25, 2008 09:28 AM
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Steven L. Smith

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Steven L. Smith, King of the House Home Inspection, provides information for real estate buyers, sellers and real estate industry professionals. Blog posts emphasize issues commonly found in Bellingham, WA and Whatcom County. Smith is Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #207, a state licensed structural pest inspector, ASHI certified inspector #252760 and one of the most experienced inspectors in the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. Steven L. Smith is lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College and teaches classes for Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Steve was a two-term member of the state licensing board.