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Thursday, December 20, 2012

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

I never heard this song growing up...which kind of surprises me.  The first time I heard it was when I was commuting between Jackson and Lathrup Village on a Detroit radio station. I love this song. It cracks me up and I drive my family crazy with it! :-) I needed the smile today.
I hope it gives you one, too!
 
 
"I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas"
Gayla Peevey
 
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll
No donkey tinker toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Clause will mind do you
He won't have to use
A dirty chimney fleu
Just bring him through the front door
That's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh a joy and what surprise
When I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles
No rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too swing it

Mom says a hippo would eat me up but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian

There's lots of room for him
In our two car garage
I'd feed him there
And wash him there
And give him his massage

I can see me now on Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh a joy and what surprise
When I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles
Or rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

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