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Duration: 3:06 
Release Date: 1969  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Tom Paxton (CapSuper) 
Music By: Tom Paxton (CapSuper) 
Produced By: Milton Okun (sav-man) 
Released By: Warner Brothers Records (sav-man) 
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  • This Tom Paxton-written song has become something of an all-time folk/"kid's song" standard. Paxton has recorded several versions of this song; The Chad Mitchell Trio, John Denver, The Irish Rovers, and Larry Groce are among those who have also recorded it. (sav-man)
  • From the 1969 album PETER, PAUL AND MOMMY (after which the trio broke up; they reformed in 1978). (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    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.

    Refrain:
    It went 'Zip' when it moved and 'Pop' when it stopped,
    'Whirrr' 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 set it down again, here is what it did:

    (Refrain)

    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.

    (Refrain)

    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!

    It still goes... (refrain)

    (I B Emerson)
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    Played on 2 shows:
    11-30-16, #ISGD-16-4901-28-79, #79-04
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