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Christmas Songs - I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas (Chord)
Submitter: waynusofuranus (72) on 12/14/06
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I WANT A HIPPOPOTAMUS FOR CHRISTMAS (HIPPO THE HERO)
Written by John Rox
Based on the recording by Gayla Peevey

4 beats per chord (beat = 3/8)
` = 2 beats
' = 1 beat

INTRO:
`G  ' 'G#o7  D7

G  'G 'D  `G
             I

VERSE:
G                       G
Want a hippopotamus for Christmas
G                        D7
Only a hippopotamus will do
D7                   D7
Don't want a doll no dinky Tinker Toy I
A7                    `A7              `D7
Want a hippopotamus to play with and en-joy I

VERSE:
G                       G
Want a hippopotamus for Christmas I
G                                    D7
Don't think Santa Claus will mind do you he
D7                    D7
Won't have to use our dirty chimney flue just
A7                                     `A7               `D7
Bring him through the front door that's the easy thing to do I can

BRIDGE:
G7(b9)        C
See me now on Christmas morning
G7               `C    'Am 'Am7b5
Creeping down the stairs    oh what
D7                           G
Joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes to see a
A7        'D   'Do  `D
Hippo hero stan-ding there I

CHORUS:
G                       G
Want a hippopotamus for Christmas
G                        D7
Only a hippopotamus will do
D7               D7
No crocodiles no rhinoceroses
A7         `A7       `D7
I only like hippopota-muses and
`Am       `D7           `G  'Am7 'D7
 Hippopota-muses like me too

VERSE:
G    G    G    D7
(instrumental)
D7                       D7
Mom says the hippo would eat me up but then
A7                       `A7      `D7
Teacher says a hippo is a vegeteri-an

VERSE:
G    G    G    D7
(instrumental)   There's
D7                      D7
Lots of room for him in our two-car garage I'd
A7                                   `A7              `D7
Feed him there and wash him there and give him his mas-sage I can

BRIDGE:
G7(b9)        C
See me now on Christmas morning
G7               `C    'Am 'Am7b5
Creeping down the stairs    oh what
D7                           G
Joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes to see a
A7        'D   'Do  `D
Hippo hero stan-ding there I

CHORUS:
G                       G
Want a hippopotamus for Christmas
G                        D7
Only a hippopotamus will do
D7               D7
No crocodiles or rhinoceroses-es
A7         `A7       `D7
I only like hippopota-muses-es and
`Am       `D7            G
 Hippopota-muses like me too

ENDING:
'Am7 'D7  `G  (end on 4)

================================================================================

CHORDS:                            Optional passing chords
    G   D7  A7  G7  C   Am  D  Am7   G#o7  Am7b5  Do
E|--3---2---0---1---0---0---2---0--|--1------3----1--|
B|--0---1---2---0---1---1---3---1--|--0------4----3--|
G|--0---2---0---0---0---2---2---0--|--1------5----1--|
D|--0---0---2---0---2---2---0---2--|--0------5----0--|
A|----------0-------3---0-------0--|---------0-------|
E|--3-----------3------------------|-----------------|

RHYTHM:  (shuffle)
   1 e + 2 e + 3 e + 4 e +
   d   u d   u d   u d   u   down/up strum

An arrangement incorporating the moving bass line has been
charted separately in key of D with capo at fifth fret.


Waynus Of Uranus
December 2006
 
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