The late afternoon sun perfectly illuminated this ivy leaf. In thinking about this picture and the story it could tell, I remembered this little ditty from my childhood.
Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey.
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
Mares eat oats
And does eat oats
And little lambs eat ivy
A kid'll eat ivy, too
It seems that Drake's daughter came home singing "Cowzy tweet and sowzy tweet and liddle sharksy doisters." Which translates to "cows eat wheat and sows eat wheat and little sharks eat oysters". This gave Drake the idea to write a silly song.
However, at that time no one wanted to publish a silly song. Finally he pitched it to his friend Al Trace, who liked it and performed it with his band the Silly Symphonists. After this, it was a huge hit for Merry Macs in this 1944 recording.
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