Marvelous Toy   (Riverboat 412)   Jack O'Leary
OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
*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

Allemande and weave tonight
It went "zip" when it moved, and "bop" when it stopped
And "whirr" when it stood still

Swing your lady, go once around, and promenade the ring
"Zip" when it moved and "bop" when it stopped
And "whirr" when it stood still
I never knew just what it was, and I guess I never will


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*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 it's lid
And when I set it down again...


*The years went by too quick it seems, I had my own little boy
And yesterday I gave to him my marvelous little toy
His eyes nearly popped right out of his head, and gave a squeal of glee
Neither one of us knows what it is...


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (Sides) square thru, 4 hands around the ring you go
Out to the corner with a dosado, make an ocean wave you know
Swing thru and then, spin the top my friend
Boy move up and a right & left thru, and turn the girl again
Touch 1/4 here, and all the girls run right
Swing the boy in front of you and promenade tonight
It went "zip" when it moved and "bop" when it stopped
And "whirr" when it stood still
I never knew just what it was, and I guess I never will


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I never knew just what it was, and I guess I never will

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