I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

AdBlock or similar extension is detected on your device. Some videos may not be played.

Please disable blocking extensions so Bussongs.com can provide you 100% experience.

Song Video

Lyrics

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.
(Short Music Interlude)
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!

Information About I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

The Christmas novelty song "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" was written by John Rox and performed by 10 year old Gayla Peevey in 1953.

Gayla Peevey was a regional child star from Oklahoma City. On its release" I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas"was an instant success. A local campaign raised money to present Gayla with an actual baby hippopotamus for Christmas; named Matilda it was donated to the local zoo.

This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.

  1. BusSongs
  2. I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

BusSongs

hello@bussongs.com

BusSongs.com has the largest collection of children songs & Cartoons on the Internet - with lyrics, videos,cartoons and music for over 3,500 kids songs and nursery rhymes