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Song Parodies -> "Childhood hippo"

Original Song Title:

"Superhero"

Original Performer:

Unknown Brain

Parody Song Title:

"Childhood hippo"

Parody Written by:

Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

The Lyrics

The song "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" was recorded by Gayla Peevey back in 1953. For the purpose of this parody (set in 2018) let us imagine that back then (65 years ago) she actually got one!

A YouTube version of the original song can currently be found here.
Old Yules, they're gone
When I was up before the sun

The stairs, I crept
The socks, they used to bring me fun
More than one

I got the ordinary dolls
Until my seventh Yule, and stuff for boys
Tinkertoys

Until I woke that day
Dad'd unwind
He won the sweepstakes
Hence our life would quake
The bank we'd break
Yule was great!
Was no mistake

That I got my childhood hippo
Childhood hippo

Cos I'd wished for one real hippo
One real hippo
One real hippo

And this hippo

Grew up, most days
Ate a shitload fresh cut hay
I'd say

Two car garage
I feed him there, he got massage
'deed he'd

I wasn't giving a shit
In my juveniles
He'd eat me up like a crocodile

My childhood hippo
Not vegan hippo

Now I long my childhood hippo
Childhood hippo
Childhood hippo
Childhood hippo

Give me back my childhood hippo!

© Peter Andersson.

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Matthias - April 06, 2018 - Report this comment
But teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian so don’t worry too much about him gobbling you up. Great take on this Christmas classic!
Agrimorfee - April 06, 2018 - Report this comment
A hippo is certainly loads better than socks (?!?). Security code HPH. 555
Peter Andersson - April 06, 2018 - Report this comment
Focus was on getting in as many key words as possible from IWAHFC (stairs, crept, doll, tinkertoys, crocodile, vegetarian, two door garage, massage, etc). The passage with socks (intended to be understood as Christmas socks) is a bit strained, but anyone not familiar with IWAHFC will be lost pretty much even before that - so I ran with what I could get in there.
Agrimorfee - April 06, 2018 - Report this comment
@Peter, wow, now I see...very loaded, very -meta!

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