Free wheeling verse for all ages.


A city dog

A dirty city dog

A gritty dirty city dog

A nitty gritty dirty city dog

Not a pretty witty giddy city dog

Not a silly celebrity dog from Cincinnati.

Ooh whah, ooh whah, doo whah ditty,

I’m talkin’ ’bout the dog from New York City.


Some say a hippopotamus

is dangerous, that it would

eat us. But I say ridiculous,

no need for nervousness,

it’s not so monstrous.

I knew a hippopotamus,

it was never discourteous,

nor did it find me delicious.

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