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Life would be a ding-a-derry, If I only had a brain

Posted by Bruce Kahl on December 28, 2003

In Reply to: Life would be a Dingadairy posted by Jeffrey on December 27, 2003

: From the song in the Wizard of Oz "If I only had a Brain". What does "Life would be a Dingadairy" mean?

: Thank you

I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain.
I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain--Whoa!

Probably just a made up word. The lyricist was probably more concerned with how his words fit together and rhymed than that they were all real words and used properly!