Marvelous Little Toy
Words & Music:
Peter, Paul, & Mary
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When I was just a wee little lad, full of health and joy,
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My father homeward came one night and gave to me a toy.
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A wonder to behold it was, with many colors bright,
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And the moment I laid eyes on it, it became my heart's delight.
It went zip when it moved and pop when it stopped,
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Whir when it stood still,
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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,
'Cause right on the bottom were two big buttons that looked like big green eyes.
I first pushed one and then the other, then I twisted its lid,
And when I put it down again, this is what it did.
It first marched left and then marched right, and then marched under a chair
And when I looked where it had gone, it wasn't even there.
I started to cry, but my daddy laughed 'cause he knew that I would find
When I turned around my marvelous toy would be chugging from behind.
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 know just what it is, but he loves it just like me.
It still goes . . .