Come back to the toys your childhood knew,
For we are true, whatever you do.
We're waiting to play the same old way,
Through night and day, though you are gray, we'll wait for aye!
Come join us as we march along
A hundred strong, And sing our song!
Forget life's cares, life's snares
And be a child, and be a child once more.
Victor Herbert's classic March of the Toys from the Broadway musical Babes in Toyland hit New York's Majestic Theatre in 1903. The production was an instant success, delighting audiences with a fantasy tale that takes children through a devastating storm, a frightening journey through the woods, and a final arrival in a magical city. March of the Toys reminds us that in the eyes of children, toys can take on a life of their own!