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Bedtime For Toys

Composed by Orlando Murden / Ron Miller
Produced & Arranged by Henry Cosby

Musicians - Funk Brothers and Stevie Wonder

In album: Someday at Christmas (1967)

Close your eyes, beddy bye tin soldier,
Mommy says that it's time for sleep,
If my folks were wiser and older,
They'd know kids and toys don't need sleep.

Don't be bad little cotton dolly,
See how nice Mickey Mouse sleeps now?
Even my brass drummer boy has stopped all his noise,
Cause he knows it's past bedtime for toys.

Ya know, every Christmas Santa Claus goes all over the
World with his reindeer, sled, and a big bag of toys and
He'll come to your house this year too.
But sometimes, just sometimes, he doesn't have enough time
To see every little boy and girl because the world is so big.
So maybe we should sing a song for all the children
That Santa didn't visit.

Bless the child who has no tin soldier,
No brass drummer boy to put to bed.
He will still grow wiser and older,
Loving one small rag doll instead.

He won't have a cotton dolly,
Mickey Mouse won't come to his house.
Hold that rag doll to your heart, nothing can destroy
The beauty one shall find in one small toy.