OGO POGO, THE
Ralph Butler / Cumberland Clark / Mark Strong
as rec by Billy Murray w Paul Whiteman & his Orch
July 2nd 1925 Camden New Jersey
One fine day in Hindustan
I met a funny little man,
With googly eyes and mandarin jaws,
An old felt hat and hairy paws.
When I said to that quaint old chap,
"Why do you carry that big steel trap,
A butterfly net and rusty gun?",
He replied, "Listen here, my son!",
"I'm looking for the Ogo Pogo,
The funny little Ogo Pogo;
His mother was a polly while his father was a whale,
I'm going to put a little bit of salt on his tail!".
"I want to find the Ogo Pogo
While he's playing his old banjo.
I just want to take him
Back home where I'll take him,
And then I will make him
The sensation in a Broadway show!".
(Contributed by Peter Akers - April 2010)