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Marvelous Toy
Riverboat 412
 
    
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Marvelous Toy
 
Riverboat 412
 


ID: 15892
   Instrumental  
   Vocal  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.riverboat.com
Label information
Grid list of Riverboat recordings
Copies1
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
MediaMP3
Artist(s)

Jack O'Leary
Cue Sheet

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
 
Lyrics

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Marvelous Toy
 
 

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

It went zip when it moved, bop when it stopped
Whirr 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 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 here is what it did

It went zip when it moved, bop when it stopped
Whirr 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 and my daddy laughed for he knew that I would find
When I turned around my marvelous toy would be chugging from behind

It went zip when it moved, bop when it stopped
Whirr when it stood still, I never knew just what it was
And I guess I never will

Now 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, 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 zip when it moves, bop when it stops
And whirr 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

Lyrics by Tom Paxton.
Recorded by Tom Paxton; Peter, Paul & Mary; many others.
 

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Handle List
1432  Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
429 Dosado [Basic]
1399 Step To A Wave [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1020 Spin The Top [Mainstream]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1163 Touch 1/4 [Basic]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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