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Soldier
(I. Hanson/T. Hanson/Z. Hanson)


Verse 1

Not so long ago in a toy room not so far away
Lived a boy who had so many toys
And he didnít know what to do with them all
With them all, with them all
Well his favorite of all the toys were the tin soldiers, the tin soldiers
And the one that he loved the most was the one with the missing leg
At night the toys would come alive or thatís how the story is told
And there they met the soldier with the missing leg
And the ballerina with the heart of gold

At night they would share each others dreams
Under the stars shining bright
But they were too shy to speak of love, to speak of love

Verse 2

One day the boy sat him on the window sill
To watch for the enemy coming over the hill
But when the wind it blew it knocked him into the street
And the boys from the town they said

B Section

Wonít you look at the one-legged soldier
Letís stick him in a boat and send him far away
ĎCause I canít find a use for a soldier with a missing leg

Chorus

And he was lonely, so lonely for a friend
And he was lonely, so lonely for a friend

Verse 3

As he floated passed a river rat
On his home made boat
Well the boat began to sink
And he sank to the bottom of the river
He got swallowed by a fish
Caught by a fisherman
Sold to the family of the boy who had the toys

B Section 2

And the cook said look at the one-legged soldier
It looks just like the one we lost the other day
Could this be the boyís tin soldier with the missing leg?

Chorus

Verse 4

As he sat on the mantle place to dry from the river
The ballerina who held his heart sat at his side
And when they got up to dance with each other
They fell by the fire blazing bright
When he jumped to save her from the flames
Their bases began to melt into one in the same
And now they share each otherís destiny
Together forever they will be

Chorus 2

And they are no longer lonely for a friend
And they are no longer lonely for a friend

Verse 5

Not so long ago in a toy room not so far away
Lived a boy who had so many toys
And he played with them all
With them all, with them all
Well he had a ballerina and a one-legged soldier, stuck together at the base
And they share each otherís destiny as they sit on top of the mantle place
Itís the story of the one-legged soldier,
The story of the one-legged soldier
The story of the tin soldier with the missing leg