When I was just a wee little lad, full of health and joy
My father homeward came one day 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.
Now the first time that I picked it up, I had a big surprise
For 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, well here is what it did:
It first marched left, and then marched right, and then marched under the chair
And when I looked where it had gone, it wasn't even there
I started to cry, and my daddy laughed, he knew just what I'd would find
when I turned around my marvelous toy came 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, and he gave a squeal of glee
Neither one of us knows just what it is, but he loves it, just like me.