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Hippo (Toby's song number 1)

from Run V​.​T. by Ian Evans

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This is a song I spontaneously sang to my baby, Toby, when he was about 4 months old. I thought I’d record a raucous version of it, like Slade might do, as it was super catchy. Like the other baby song on this album, it was written in about 30 seconds and the recording took about 5 minutes. Mistakes left in for raucousness!


I’m a hippo, swimming in a lake
I’m a hippo and I like to eat cake
I’m a hippo, cute as can be
I like to wear a hat and a nappy
I’m a hippo, swimming in the sea
I’m a hippo and I like to eat peas
I’m a hippo, cute as can be
I like to eat cheese and old CD’s


from Run V​.​T., released August 4, 2015


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Pop/experimental/rock musician and songwriter from London

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