Friday, December 12, 2008

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Gwen performs one of her Christmas favorites! Oh, notice the skeleton shirt! haha

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Performed by Gayla Peevey (1953)
I want a hippopotamus for ChristmasOnly a hippopotamus will doDon't want a doll, no dinky Tinker ToyI want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoyI want a hippopotamus for ChristmasI don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?He won't have to use our dirty chimney flueJust bring him through the front door,that's the easy thing to doI can see me now on Christmas morning,creeping down the stairsOh what joy and what surprisewhen I open up my eyesto see a hippo hero standing thereI want a hippopotamus for ChristmasOnly a hippopotamus will doNo crocodiles, no rhinocerosesI only like hippopotamusesAnd hippopotamuses like me too(Short Music Interlude)Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but thenTeacher says a hippo is a vegeterian(Short Music Interlude)There's lots of room for him in our two-car garageI'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massageI can see me now on Christmas morning,creeping down the stairsOh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyesto see a hippo hero standing thereI want a hippopotamus for ChristmasOnly a hippopotamus will doNo crocodiles or rhinocerosesesI only like hippopotamusesesAnd hippopotamuses like me too!

3 comments:

Heather E said...

I love it! The end where she says, "I'm done" is priceless. I can hardly wait to see you all.

Mom & Dad said...

The song is just too precious. Had to listen to it twice. I'm glad that you got it recorded.

Melissa said...

Awwww! She's a natural performer. :)