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One hippo, alone once more,
Misses the other forty-four...


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Our hippo wants to have more fun.
She’ll send invites to everyone!
But this time ‘round, her big party
Will be with hippos - A to Z!


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One hippo in Arizona
Calls a friend in Babylona.
Get here fast! Get here soon!
Another party starts at noon!


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Hippo friends should all come over
From Cumberland and from Dover.
Hop a plane and come from England.
Take the fastest boat from Finland.


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And the hippos from Gwynfryn?
They’re all invited! Come on in!
Sun bathers from Hawaii
Can room with those from Italy


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Jamaican hippos can come too,
As well as those from Kathmandu
The hippos from Lebanon
Should come before the food is gone!


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Manhattan hippos - stay a while
And chat with hippos from the Nile.
And hippos with nowhere to go
Can hitch a ride from Ohio


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Philly hippos bring guitars
And sing with hippos from Qatar.
Jersey hippos from Ramapo
Bring penguin guests from the South Pole.


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A caravan from Timbuktu
Brings yet another hippo crew.
And some hippos have to fly
To get them here from Uruguay


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And Virgin Island hippos come
Straight from their day spent in the sun.
Warsaw hippos - none too soon -
Arrive in hot air balloons!


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Piñatas brought from Mexico
With hippos from Xochimilco!
A few hippos from #Yuletide chat
Wear their finest party hats!


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And when they think they’ll fit no more
A hippo knocks on the front door.
It’s the last guests from Zimbabwe!
Hippos won’t turn a friend away!


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The hippos in from everywhere
Party like they have no cares!
Even monsters join the fun
And dance and sing with everyone!


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Then our hippo has a plan
To never be alone again.
She’ll start a Hippo B&B
Where all the hippos stay for free!


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So if you need a place to stay
She won’t turn anyone away.
There’s a great place for you to go
Even if you’re not a Hippo.*


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