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I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas chords

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I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

Gayla Peevey, recorded in 1953; lyrics and music by John Rox

  G                                                           D
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas; Only a hippopotamus will do
D7                                        A                      D7              D
Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy; I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy
  G                                                                          D
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas; I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
   D7
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
     A                                            D7            D
Just bring him through the front door, that's the easy thing to do

      G7            C                  G7                C
I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
        D7                            G
Oh what joy and what surprise, when I open up my eyes
         A          D        D7
to see a hippo hero standing there

  G                                                           D
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas; Only a hippopotamus will do
D7                              A7          D7       D
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses; I only like hippopotamuses
    A7       D7            G
And hippopotamuses like me too

[Interlude]
G G D

D7
Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
A7                       D7       D
Teacher says a hippo is a vegeterian

[Interlude]
G G D

        D7
There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
    A7                                    D7              D
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage

      G7            C                  G7                C
I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
        D7                            G
Oh what joy and what surprise, when I open up my eyes
         A          D        D7
to see a hippo hero standing there

  G                                                           D
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas; Only a hippopotamus will do
D7                                A7          D7       D
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroseses; I only like hippopotamuseses
    A7       D7            G
And hippopotamuses like me too

            
            
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LifeSong1400 10 Dec 14, 2016 11:26 PM

cute song!

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ralphcarpente1 10 May 19, 2017 03:34 PM

I LOVE THIS SONG!! It goes right along with Snoopy & The Red Baron , Merry Christmas my friend

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Tintinsaab 10 Sep 12, 2017 12:18 PM

Great version of this by Kacey Musgraves on her Very Kacey Christmas album.

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