Flanders and Swann – Hippopotamus Song Ukulele Chords

Flanders and Swann Hippopotamus Song ukulele chords and strumming pattern are in this post! Start playing this Flanders and Swann song from the "Single" album released in 1964 with your ukulele right now!
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Hippopotamus Song Ukulele Chords

Tune your ukulele before playing.
Key: D
Chords: [D7], [G], [Am], [Em], [A7]
Strumming: D - DU - DU - DU (or D - D)
Difficulty: Hard




A bold hippopotamus was standing one day
On the banks of the cool Shalimar.
He gazed at the bottom as he peacefully lay
By the light of the evening star.

Away on the hilltop sat combing her hair
His fair hippopotami maid
The Hippopotamus was no ignoramus
And sang her this sweet serenade.

Mud, mud, glorious mud.
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.
So follow me follow, down to the hollow
And there let us wallow in glorious mud.

The fair hippopotama he aimed to entice
From her seat on that hilltop above
As she hadn’t got a ma to give her advice
Came tiptoeing down to her love.

Like thunder the forest reechoed the sound
Of the song that they sang when they met
His inamorata adjusted her garter
And lifted her voice in duet.

Mud, mud, glorious mud.
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.
So follow me follow, down to the hollow
And there let us wallow in glorious mud.

Now more hippopotami began to convene
On the banks of that river so wide
I wonder now what am I to say of the scene
That ensued by the Shalimar side.

They dived all at once with an earsplitting splosh
Then rose to the surface again
A regular army of hippopotami
All singing this haunting refrain.

Mud, mud, glorious mud.
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.
So follow me follow, down to the hollow
And there let us wallow in glorious mud.

The amorous hippopotamus whose love song we know
Is now married and father of ten,
He murmurs, “God rot ’em!” as he watches them grow,
And he longs to be single again!

He’ll gambol no more on the banks of the Nile,
Which Naser is flooding next Spring,
With hippopotamas in silken pyjamas
No more will he teach them to sing

Mud, mud, glorious mud.
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.
So follow me follow, down to the hollow
And there let us wallow in glorious mud.

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Artist and Song:Flanders and Swann - Hippopotamus Song
Album:Single
Year:1964
Chords:[D7], [G], [Am], [Em], [A7]
Strumming:D - DU - DU - DU
Genre:Pop

About Flanders and Swann - Hippopotamus Song Ukulele Chords & Strumming Pattern

"Hippopotamus Song" is a song by Pop artist Flanders and Swann. It was released in 1964 on the album, titled "Single". Hippopotamus Song is considered under Pop genre.
  • The key of Flanders and Swann - Hippopotamus Song is D.
  • D - DU - DU - DU is the suggested strumming pattern for Hippopotamus Song. If it's not easy for you, you can try only down (D) strumming for playing "Hippopotamus Song".
  • The chords that we use for playing Hippopotamus Song on ukulele are: [D7], [G], [Am], [Em], [A7].

What Are The Chords For Hippopotamus Song On Ukulele?

You will play the [D7], [G], [Am], [Em], [A7] ukulele chords while playing Hippopotamus Song with your ukulele in the D key, original tone of the song.

How Do You Strum Hippopotamus Song On Ukulele?

Hippopotamus Song ukulele strumming pattern is D - DU - DU - DU. You can also try D (down) if the suggested pattern is hard for you.

Who Sings Hippopotamus Song?

Hippopotamus Song is performed by Flanders and Swann. It was first released on the album "Single" in 1964.

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