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The Marvelous Toy
(Tom Paxton)
When I was just a wee little lad full of health and joy
My father homeward came one night and gave to me a toy
A wonder to behold, it was, with many colors bright
And the moment I laid eyes on it it became my heart's delight
It went "zip" when it moved and "bop" when it stopped
And "whirr" when it stood still
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.
The first time that I picked it up, I had a big surprise
For right on it's bottom were two big buttons that
Looked like big green eyes.
I first pushed one and then the other, and then I twisted it's lid
And when I set it down again, this is what it did:
It first marched left and then marched right
And then marched under a chair
And when l looked where it had gone, it wasn't even there:
I started to sob and my daddy laughed, for he knew that I would find,
When l turned around, my marvelous toy, chugging from behind.
Well, the years have gone by too quickly, it seems,
I have my own little boy
And yesterday I gave to him my marvelous little toy.
His eyes nearly popped right out of his head
And he gave a squeal of glee,
Neither one of us knows just what it is,
but he loves it, just like me.
@kids
Written, printed, and recorded by Tom Paxton
Copyright Tom Paxton
Filename[ MARVTOY
Play.exe MARVTOY
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    This is one of the only songs that i've sung in my 62 years, that when it has been 45 years since i heard it, but it just gives me the chills of childhood innocence lost and makes me bubbly all over... And now i'm gonna sing it for my grandkids just like i did my kids when they were little. I'm telling, these lyrics will never grow old and they will bring happiness renewed just like it gave you when you were little... No matter how young you get! Vicki luciano

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