There can't be many songs about a conversation with a hippopotamus; the nearest to that is probably the Flanders & Swann classic "The Hippopotamus
." One is tempted to feel sorry for the poor hippopotamus, but although the creature may look ungainly, it can move at speed on land. It also kills more people in Africa than any other wild animal. Stewart's though is a friendly hippopotamus, and the tuba on this track does a fair impression of its ungainly waddle.
Alexander Baron - London, England