Marvelous Little Toy popped right out of his head and he gave a
(Peter Paul & Mary) squeal of glee. Neither one of us know just what
it is, but he loves it just like me.
When I was just a wee little lad, full of health
and joy, My father homeward came one night and It still goes...
gave to me a toy. A wonder to behold it was,
with many colors bright, And the moment I laid [chorus]
eyes on it, it became my heart's delight.
It went zip when it moved and pop
when it stopped, Whir 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, '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