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Marvelous Toy
by John Denver



When I was just a wee little boy, full of health and joy,
One Christmas morning, I received a marvelous little toy.
A wonder to behold it was, many colors bright and the moment I laid eyes on it,
It became my heart’s delight.
It went zip when it moved, bop when it stopped and brrr 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 its bottom were two green buttons that looked like big green eyes
I first pushed one and then the other then I pushed up its lid
And when I set it down again, this is what it did
It went zip when it moved, bop when it stopped and brrr when it stood still.
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.

It first marched left, then marched right, then marched under a chair and when I looked where it had gone it wasn’t even there.
I started to cry. My daddy laughed, he knew that I would find.
When I turned around, my marvelous toy chugging from behind.
It went zip when it moved, bopped when it stopped and brrr when it stood still.
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.

Well, the years have passed 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. He gave a squeal of glee.
Nether one of us know just what it is but he loves it just like me.
It still goes zip when it moved, bopped when it stopped and brrr when it stands still.
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.
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Lyrics submitted by Maggie.