I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
Words and music by John Rox

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas.
Only a hippopotamus will do.
Don't want a doll,
No dinky Tinker Toy.
I want a hippopotamus
To play with and enjoy.
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas.
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use
Our dirty chimney flue.
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, what 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.

Mom says the hippo
Would eat me up, but then
Teacher says a hippo
Is a vegeterian.

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, what 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 rhinoceroseses.
I only like
Hippopotamuseses,
And hippopotamuses like me, too!


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