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I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

Lets See The Lyrics Of This Famous Song I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas Lyrics

John Coctoasten wrote the Christmas novelty song “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” which Gayla Peevey sang in 1953. It’s currently available on Dr. Demento’s The Greatest Novelty Records of All Time Vol. 6: Christmas. It’s a Dr. Demento Christmas staple.

The well-known Christmas song about the hippopotamus has an interesting backstory: in 1953, Gayla Peevey, a ten-year-old Oklahoma girl, sung the song to raise money for the zoo’s first hippopotamus. Even though John Rox penned the song “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” in 1950, it became a national smash after that! The Oklahoma Zoo required a song about a hippo, thus the Christmas hippopotamus song worked out even if it wasn’t composed for them particularly.

I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
‘I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
I don’t want a doll, no dinkey tinker toys
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

Seconf verse

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don’t think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won’t have to use
A 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
And 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
My 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 what joy and what surprise
When I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

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

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