I'm learning a song/piano piece (by the now departed English comedy duo Flanders & Swann) known simply as The Hippopotamus Song. A good example recording of this song is here; if you listen through it you'll notice that the second chorus is supposedly sung in Russian. The pianists mother was a Russian emigree and his uncle a famous Russian musicologist https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Swan
I'm not familiar with Russian, but am interested in learning about the particular usage of it in this song. As I was aware that the Russian chorus wasn't quite a literal translation of the English one, I was curious to find out what it literally meant so I could enjoy any extra jokes that had been thrown in. I did a fairly thorough internet search for an actual transcription of the Russian chorus, but was unable to find anything more than a phonetic transcription which I would have been capable of doing myself. I had equally little success with Google Translate (aside from the word "mud").
So, my request is that (assuming it's in genuine Russian) someone provide a direct transcription, a word-for-word translation to English, and a non-English-accent phonetic transliteration. If it's not genuine, please let me know and I can just do my best to copy the recording.