Mairzy Doats: The Innocence

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7 Comments on “Mairzy Doats: The Innocence”

  1. Birgit Says:

    It sounds like they used a recorder in 0:50 – 1:00, a quite neglected musical instrument in pop music. The only other song with a recorder that just comes into my mind is Blanche Comme La Neige by the McGarrigles which probably doesn’t count as ordinary pop music.

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      I could even identify the recorder though I didn’t think about it until your comment. We learned to play them (sort of) in elementary school so even my tine ear recognizes the sound.

      I have played Blanche Comme La Neige here but not in a long while. Perhaps it is time for another McGarrigle visit.

  2. Peter Says:

    Of an older version I’m sure, my late mom used to sing this, over and over, when I was a kid.

    • katry Says:

      Peter,
      That’s exactly how I learned the song. It took me a while to figure out the actual words.

      I looked up the song and found that the Merry Macs’ version reached No. 1 in March 1944. That was probably the one my mother knew.

  3. Peter Says:

    True, I’m sure that’s the one. I was born in ’46, so the song stuck around a while for me to remember it.

    • katry Says:

      Peter,
      I was born in 1947 so the same thing holds for me.

      One year for Christmas I found a wall hanging with those lyrics on it. The piece was embroidered and lambs cavorted along the side. I bought it for my mother, and she loved it (she collected lambs so it was a doubly great find).


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