The Hippo Song

from by Animal Farm

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Have you ever been to a hippopotamus dance party?

lyrics

I woke to take a walk
The sun was still asleep
I wandered towards the bay
And slowly dragged my feet

At once a felt a pulse
A groovy beat in five
I heard a joyful roar
And felt the funky jive of

HIPPOPOTAMUS, HIPPOPOTAMUS
HIPPOPOTAMUS, HIPPOPOTAMUS

Now any hippo knows
That dancing soothes the soul
In hours before the sun
The hippos have their fun

The day’s too hot to dance
The sun will scorch the skin
But when the dusk arrives
A thundering waltz begins


HIPPOPOTAMUS, HIPPOPOTAMUS
HIPPOPOTAMUS, HIPPOPOTAMUS

Kiboko, kiboko, kiboko, kiboko

You must not get too near
You’re better to stay clear
A hippo dance is not
A human social spot

credits

from Demos & Sneak Peaks, released August 1, 2014
David Ladon - acoustic and electric guitar, vocals
Seth Adams - bass, vocals, auxiliary percussion
Chris Belden - vocals
Kirsten Lamb - vocals
Josh Kiggans - drums


Recorded and mixed by Ariel Bernstein
written by David Ladon
Hippo artwork by Matthew Durso

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Animal Farm Chicago, Illinois

ANIMAL FARM is a Chicago-based quartet of musicians and educators whose lively performances entertain and engage children of all ages. Our stage show is a colorful blend of music, storytelling, hilarious antics and audience participation.

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