Tom Paxton - The Marvelous Toy Lyrics

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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 We're Going to Get Our Christmas Tree
  • 2 Reindeer on My Roof
  • 3 How Many Cookies Can Santa Claus Eat?
  • 4 Christmas Stocking
  • 5 The Marvelous Toy
  • 6 I Know Why There's Christmas
  • 7 The Children of Bethlehem
  • 8 Jingle Bells
  • 9 The Candy Cane Tree
  • 10 I Hope Daddy Likes This Tie

  • Album Information
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin