The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16227   Message #2513282
Posted By: Folkiedave
12-Dec-08 - 03:02 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas (Rox)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
The long version is that the fund raising was to actually buy a hippo for Gayla Peevey the ten-year old who sang the song. Believe it or not they managed to raise the money and presented the hippo to her - despite promising to keep the hippo in the two car garage in the song she had enough sense to hand it over to Oklahoma City Zoo.

(How long do hippos live? Is it still there?)