I desire a hippopotamus for Xmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Do not want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to have fun with and delight in
I desire a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't assume Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He will not need to use our dirty smokeshaft flue
Simply bring him via the front door,
that's the easy thing to do
I could see me now on Xmas morning,
sneaking down the stairways
Oh what pleasure and also exactly what surprise
when I open up my eyes
to see a hippo hero standing there
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Just a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only such as hippopotamuses
As well as hippopotamuses like me also
Mommy claims the hippo would certainly consume me up, however then
Instructor says a hippo is a vegeterian.
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There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage.
I 'd feed him there and also wash him there and also provide him his massage.
I could see me currently on Xmas morning,.
slipping down the staircases.
Oh what happiness and exactly what surprise.
when I open my eyes.
to see a hippo hero standing there.
I want a hippopotamus for Xmas.
Just a hippopotamus will do.
No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses.
I just like hippopotamuseses.
And hippopotamuses like me too!