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Compiled by Charles P. Scott

Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
The toy shop door is locked up tight,
And ev'rything is quiet for the night,
When suddenly the clock strikes twelve,
The fun's begun.

The dolls are in their best arrayed,
There's going to be a wonderful parade,
Hark to the drum,
Oh, here they come, Cries ev'ryone.

Hear them all cheering,
Now they are nearing,
There's the captain stiff as starch.

Bayonets flashing,
Music is crashing,
As the wooden soldiers march.

Sabers a-clinking,
Soldiers a-winking,
At each pretty little maid

Here they come, Here they come,
Here they come, Here they come,
Wooden soldiers on parade.

Daylight is creeping
Dollies are sleeping
In the toy shop window fast

Soldiers so jolly
Think of each dolly
Dreaming of the night that's past

When in the morning
Without a warning
Toy-man pulls the window shade

There's no sign
The wood brigade was
Ever found out upon parade

About This Song
The Parade of the Tin Soldiers (Die Parade der Zinnsoldaten), also known as The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, is an instrumental musical character piece, in the form of a popular jaunty march, written by German composer Leon Jessel, in 1897.

The Parade of the Tin Soldiers was originally composed for solo piano. Jessel later published it for orchestra in 1905, as Opus 123. Today it is also a popular tune for marching bands, concert bands, and small orchestras, and for extremely diverse alternate instrumentations as well.

Since the early 1920s, the piece has been very popular in the U.S., and has also been frequently performed and recorded worldwide. A song, "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers", was also created from the piece in 1922, with English lyrics by Ballard MacDonald.

A blessed and wonderful Christmas to all of you.

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