The Marvelous Toy Lyrics

Tom Paxton

album: Track 2 in album Goin' to the Zoo
release date: 1997
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Children's Folk, World, & Country
length: 2:33

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Tom Paxton Goin' to the Zoo cover art
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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.
Written, printed, and recorded by Tom Paxton
Copyright Tom Paxton
Filename[ MARVTOY
Play.exe MARVTOY

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Goin' to the Zoo
  • 2 The Marvelous Toy
  • 3 My Dog's Bigger Than Your Dog
  • 4 At the 'Quarium
  • 5 Allen Gator
  • 6 Jennifer Rabbit
  • 7 Katy
  • 8 Ketchup
  • 9 Fred
  • 10 Peanut Butter Pie
  • 11 S'pose my Toes were Roses
  • 12 Little Brand New Baby
  • 13 Mashed Potatoes
  • 14 Engelbert the Elephant
  • 15 Let the Wild Wind Blow