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Phone Post: I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas -1st 4 stanzas - cellophane
the story of an invisible girl
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Phone Post: I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas -1st 4 stanzas
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“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”

Transcribed by: encorecrazay
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simplykimberly From: simplykimberly Date: December 2nd, 2003 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

you...

are just too cute for words ;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 2nd, 2003 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: you...

Thank ya!! So is David. (:
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 3rd, 2003 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: you...

...that picture of him just makes me laugh whenever I see it!
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: December 2nd, 2003 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

First Time

The first time I've ever heard it. Where did you hear it? Oh, very cute by the way.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 2nd, 2003 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: First Time

Naturally I refer all questions to the I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas FAQ I found!

Actually I think I read a recording first on television. It's such a fun song, the last verse (that I sang) stuck with me for ages. I looked up the rest, above.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: December 3rd, 2003 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: First Time

And here's the rest of it:
mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian

there's lots of room for him in our two car garage
I'd feed him 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
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: December 2nd, 2003 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Icon

And after I posted my earlier comment, I noticed the icon - very appropriate. Happy Holidays!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 2nd, 2003 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Icon

Yep, I thought this would be a good post with which to premiere my holiday icon.

Happy holidays to you too!
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: December 2nd, 2003 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
After hearing this 15 minutes ago, I have to say one thing.

AAAARAA!!! Get it out of my head! It's like the muppet song. It's just stuck there and it won't go away!

...but now I know what to get you for Christmas. (grin)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 2nd, 2003 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
ah-ha! Yes, I have found that problem too. It's been running through my head for days and days....

...if you can't find a hippo hero, I wouldn't mind a pony.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 3rd, 2003 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
If Chuck does get you a hippo we will have to have a barn raising in your backyard.

Does Royal Oak allow exotic pets?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 7th, 2003 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes it's best not to ask.
jenx From: jenx Date: December 3rd, 2003 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)
If you're like me, you've discovered that the tune is similar to "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria", which leads to all sorts of Sound of Music nonsense.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 3rd, 2003 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Interesting, I hadn't noticed that.

Believe it or not, I'd planned to do this phone post long before you posted the lyrics today! The song always amuses me, so I thought it'd be a fun way to say happy holidays to LJ Land.
mrdisco99 From: mrdisco99 Date: December 2nd, 2003 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
It should be illegal to be this adorable.

And that's why I keep reading your LJ. This is the biggest smile I've gotten all day.

renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 2nd, 2003 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
YAY! I'm so glad I could help make you happy! **big hug**
From: nicegeek Date: December 3rd, 2003 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Shipping the Hippo

Hmm...you might want to check out these helpful hints from the US Postal Service web site:

http://www.usps.gov/moversnet/howtopacka2.html#hippos
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: December 3rd, 2003 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have never heard that one before. Guess it beats "All I want for Christmas is you!"
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: December 3rd, 2003 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, this one was a popular request at Sam Goody every year.

However, if you want some real holiday larfs, nab yerself any of Bob Rivers' Xmas CD's. Some of the song parodies over the years have included "The Twelve Pains Of Christmas", "Wreck The Malls", "Walkin' Round In Women's Underwear", "O Come All Ye Grateful Deadheads", "Chipmunks Roasting On An Open Fire", and my favorite, "A Visit From St. Nicholson". (Seeing as how I took an acting class with a man who was in one of Jack's 1st films...)

And of course, there's also They Might Be Giants' "Holidayland", with 2 new Xmas covers, the Chanukah original "Feast Of Lights", "Santa's Beard" (from the "Lincoln" CD) and "Careless Santa" (from the first Mono Puff disc).
youngoat From: youngoat Date: December 4th, 2003 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just happened upon this post, and it totally made me smile. What a happy song... and you sing it so happily. =]
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 5th, 2003 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi there....cool! It is such a fun song, it's impossible not to have a good time singing it. Glad to know I made a random stranger smile. :-)
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