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It's a funny song!
Guess what my kids' favorite song is now. . .Thanks! :)
We like it because this is exactly how we tease (they say torture) our kids.We also love The Hippopotamus Songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnYwGwHMu0(But the John Lithgow version is our favorite.)The Hippopotamus SongA bold hippopotamus was standing one dayOn the banks of the cool ShalimarHe gazed at the bottom as he peacefully layBy the light of the evening starAway on the hilltop sat combing her hairHis fair hippopotami maidThe hippopotamus was no ignoramusAnd sang her this sweet serenadeChorus:Mud, mud, glorious mudNothing quite like it for cooling the bloodSo follow me follow, down to the hollowAnd there let me wallow in glorious mudThe fair hippopotama he aimed to enticeFrom her seat on that hilltop aboveAs she hadn't got a ma to give her adviceCame tiptoeing down to her loveLike thunder the forest re-echoed the soundOf the song that they sang when they metHis inamorata adjusted her garterAnd lifted her voice in duetNow more hippopotami began to conveneOn the banks of that river so wideI wonder now what am I to say of the sceneThat ensued by the Shalimar sideThey dived all at once with an ear-splitting sposhThen rose to the surface againA regular army of hippopotamiAll singing this haunting refrainChorus(Extra verse:)The amorous hippopotamus whose love song we knowIs now married and father of ten,He murmurs, "God rot 'em!" as he watches them grow,And he longs to be single again!He'll gambol no more on the banks of the Nile,Which Naser is flooding next spring,With hippopotamas in silken pyjamasNo more will he teach them to sing...ChorusFlanders & Swann
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