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Lyrics: G. MacDonough
Music: Victor Herbert
Arr: Ruth Randle © 2006


            Toyland is from a popular American operetta called Babes in Toyland. Victor Herbert, a classical musician, composed the music for this song, as well as for other compositions from the same production (March of the Toy Soldiers, etc). Generations have grown up with this wistful tune, whose lyrics remind us of our carefree childhood and the sadness of leaving it behind as we grow older.


            This arrangement uses an assortment of colorful chords that may surprise you. It provides a good example of how music can be used to describe the feelings conveyed by the lyrics themselves. Play it slowly, with expression. Let us know if you enjoy this composer’s tunes (he wrote lots more!)


Mountain Dulcimer tablature arrangement by Ruth Randle.

This tablature is available in the following formats:


TablEdit:  Toyland - TEF


 PDF Toyland PDF

MIDI File:  Toyland MIDI produced from TablEdit file



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