Campfire Songs
Run by the Retired Scouter.

Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


Hippo Song, The - 1


What can make a hippopotamus smile? (shrug shoulders, trace a
smile)
Boom, boom, boom, (bump bums with your neighbours)
What can make her walk for more than a mile? (shrug shoulders,
hike action)
Not parties with their paper hats (arms over head as a party hat)

Nor candies nor cakes that make her fat (stuff mouth with food,
hold belly)
That's not what hippos do! (shake finger "no")
What do they do? THEY--- (hands on hips, on "THEY", cup hands to
shout)
Ooze in the goo without any shoes (play with invisible mud in
your hands)
And they wade in the water 'till their lips turn blue (dribble
fingers on lips)
That's what makes a hippopotamus smile! (trace a smile)
Boom, boom, boom (bump bums with your neighbours)

What can make a hippopotamus smile? (shrug shoulders, trace a
smile)
Boom, boom, boom, (bump bums with your neighbours)
What can make her walk for more than a mile? (shrug shoulders,
hike action)
Not swooshing down a slippery slide (slide action with hands)
Or going for a bicycle ride (bike on the spot)
That's not what hippos do! (shake finger "no")
What do they do? THEY--- (hands on hips, on "THEY", cup hands to
shout)
Ooze in the goo without any shoes (play with invisible mud in
your hands)
And they wade in the water 'till their lips turn blue (dribble
fingers on lips)
That's what makes a hippopotamus smile! (trace a smile)
Boom, boom, boom (bump bums with your neighbours)