kumbaworld
The marvelous toy
Americanes
(L'estranya joguina)


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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,
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And the moment I lay eyes on it, it became my heart's delight.


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It went zip when it moved and pop when it stopped,
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And whirrrrrr when it stood still.
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I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.


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


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It first marched left and then marched straight, then marched under a chair,
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And when I looked where it had gone it wasn't even there.
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I started to cry but my daddy laughted 'cause he knew that I would find,
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When I turned around my marvelous toy would be chugging on behind.


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The years have gone by too quickly it seems, now I have my own little boy,
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And yesterday I gave to him my marvelous little toy.
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His eyes nearly popped right out of his head and he gave a squeal of glee,
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Neither one of us knows just what it is but he loves it just like me.


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It went zip when it moved and pop when it stopped,
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And whirrrrrr when it stood still.
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I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.