Hippopotamus Smile

What can make a hippopotamus smile?
What can make her walk for more than a mile?
It's not a tune on the old violin,
or listening to the whispering wind.
That's not what hippos do - - -

(Chorus)
They ooze through the goos without any shoes,
they wade in the water till their lips turn blue,
that's what makes a hippopotamus smile!

What can make a hippopotamus smile?
What can make her walk for more than a mile?
It's not a party with paper hats,
or cakes and candies that make her fat,
that's not what hippos do - - -

(Chorus)
They ooze through the goos without any shoes,
they wade in the water till their lips turn blue,
that's what makes a hippopotamus,
that's what makes a hippopotamus,
that's what makes a hippopotamus smile! Hey!