THE MARVELOUS TOY by Tom Paxton - Sing and Play-a-long with Ukulele Mike Lynch

The Marvelous Toy
Chad Mitchell Trio (Tom Paxton) 1962

Intro: F C G7 C
C G7 C G7
When I was just a wee little lad, full of health and joy
F C D G7
My father homeward came one night and gave to me a toy.
C G7 C F
A wonder to behold it was, with many colours bright,
F F7 C D G7
And the moment I laid eyes on it, it be-came my heart’s de-light.

C G7
Chorus: It went zip when it moved, bop when it stopped,
C F
Whirrrrrr when it stood still.
F F7 C G7 C
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.

C G7 C G7
The first time that I picked it up, I had a big sur-prise,
F C D G7
For right on it’s bottom were two big buttons that looked like big green eyes.
C G7 C F
I first pushed one, then the other, then I twisted its lid,
F F7 C D G7
And when I set it down again, here is what it did. Chorus

C G7 C G7
It first marched left and then marched right, then marched under a chair,
F C D G7
And when I looked where it had gone it wasn’t even there.
C G7 C F
I started to cry but my daddy laughed, ‘cause he knew that I would find,
F F7 C D G7
When I turned a-round my marvellous toy would be chugging on behind. Chorus

C G7 C G7
Now the years have gone by too quickly it seems, I have my own little boy,
F C D G7
And yesterday I gave to him my marvellous little toy.
C G7 C F
His eyes nearly popped right out of his head, he gave a squeal of glee.
F F7 C D G7
Neither one of us knows just what it is but he loves it just like me.

Chorus (modified – present tense!)
It still goes (C) zip when it moves, (G7) bop when it stops,
(C) Whirrrrrr when it stands (F) still.
I (F) still don’t know just (C) what it is and I (G7) guess I never (C) will. (Repeat)

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