Paxton Tom – Marvelous Toy tab

    D            A7               D                      G
When I was just a wee little lad  Full of health and joy
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My father homeward came one night And gave to me a toy
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A wonder to behold it was with many colors bright
        G             D                E7               A7
And the moment I laid eyes on it. It became my hearts delight

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It went zip when it moved, bop when it stopped and whir when it stood still
   G              D                 A7            D
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will

The first time that I picked it up I got a big surprise
For right on the bottom were two big buttons that looked like big green
I first pushed one, then the other, then I twisted its lid
And when I put it down again, here is what it did.


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, but my daddy laughed for he knew that I would find
When I looked around, my marvellous toy, just a'chugging from behind.


Well, the years have gone by too swiftly it seems, I now 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
Neither one of us knows just what it is, but he loves it just like me


I've been doing this song for MANY years and (if I remember correctly
without my guitar in hand) generally play it in C but the chord progression
is simple enough to allow it to be played in whatever key fits your vocal
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