When I was just a wee little boy full of health and joy
One christmas morning I have seen the marvelous little 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.
Now the first time that I picked it up, I had a big surprise
For right on it's bottom were two green buttons that looked like big green eyes
I first pushed one and then the other, and then I pushed up its lid
And when I set it down again, this is what it did:
It first marched left, then marched right, then marched under the chair
And when l looked where it had gone, it wasn't even there
I started to cry, my daddy laughed, he knew that I would find
when I turned around my marvelous toy chugging from behind.
Well, the years have passed 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.
I never knew just what it was, and I guess I never will