One hippo, alone once more,
Misses the other forty-four...
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!
One hippo in Arizona
Calls a friend in Babylona.
Get here fast! Get here soon!
Another party starts at noon!
Hippo friends should all come over
From Cumberland and from Dover.
Hop a plane and come from England.
Take the fastest boat from Finland.
And the hippos from Gwynfryn?
They’re all invited! Come on in!
Sun bathers from Hawaii
Can room with those from Italy
Jamaican hippos can come too,
As well as those from Kathmandu
The hippos from Lebanon
Should come before the food is gone!
Manhattan hippos - stay a while
And chat with hippos from the Nile.
And hippos with nowhere to go
Can hitch a ride from Ohio
Philly hippos bring guitars
And sing with hippos from Qatar.
Jersey hippos from Ramapo
Bring penguin guests from the South Pole.
A caravan from Timbuktu
Brings yet another hippo crew.
And some hippos have to fly
To get them here from Uruguay
And Virgin Island hippos come
Straight from their day spent in the sun.
Warsaw hippos - none too soon -
Arrive in hot air balloons!
Piñatas brought from Mexico
With hippos from Xochimilco!
A few hippos from #Yuletide chat
Wear their finest party hats!
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!
The hippos in from everywhere
Party like they have no cares!
Even monsters join the fun
And dance and sing with everyone!
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!
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.*