When Mr Clickety came and played a silly game
All the kids in the street liked to do the same;
...like wash your face in orange juice
like brush your teeth with bubble gum
like mend the fence with sticky tape
like eat your peas with custard and cheese
Can you hear the chorus of the brontosaurus and the stegosaurus down by
Down flew a pterodactyl wings flap-flapping, beak knack-knacking, down
from the trees.
Along came a wooly mammoth tusks all curly, joined the hurley-burley, down
in the swamp.
What a noise, its the boys, from the prehistoric animal brigade
Jingle bells, Jingle bells,
what you say is what you are.
If you say it back to me,
you're a chocolate chimpanzee.
John T Morgan played the organ,
his father played the drum.
His mother played the tambourine
and the baby went tum-tum.
I am the music man, I come from far away, I can play the ... [imitate
any instrument and go around all the people]
The next one is an English music-hall song from 1924 "The Ogo-Pogo:
The Funny Fox-Trot" Artist: Savoy Havana Band
Composer: Mark Strong, Words: Cumberland Clark
One fine day in Hindustan, I met a funny little man. With googly eyes
and lantern jaws, (alternative: His coat was short and his tail was long),
silk hat and some old plus-fours (alt: a hairy paw)
When I said to that quaint old chap "Why do you carry that big
trap, that butterfly net and that rusty gun?" He replied "Listen
here my son:
I'm looking for the ogo-pogo
that funny little ogopogo.
His mother was an earwig, his father was a whale, and I want to put a
little salt on his tail.
I want to find the ogopogo while he's playing on his old banjo.
For the Lord Mayor of London, the Lord Mayor of London, wants to put him in
the Lord Mayor's show.
his banjo night and day, the ogopogo likes to play.
He charms the snakes and chimpanzees, the big baboons and the bumblebees.
Lions and tigers begin to roar "Play that melody just once more.
Do (alt: did) I hear the sound of an old banjo?
Pardon me I shall have to go, (for)
I'm looking for the ogo pogo, that funny
little ogo-pogo. His mother was an earwig his father was a whale,
and I want to put a little salt on his tail,
for the Lord Mayor of London wants to put him in the Lord Mayor's show.
Julie Douglas kindly e-mailed us this version of the words,
with some modifications for America (including 'Lord Mayor's show' becomes
One fine day in the Hindustan,
I met a funny little man,
With googley eyes and lantern jaw
Tall silk hat and a hairy paw.
When I said to this fine old chap,
"Why do you carry that big steel trap,
The 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 pollywog.
His daddy was a whale.
I'm going to put a a little bit of salt on
I'm looking for the Ogo Pogo
While he's playing on his old banjo.
I just want to take him,
Back home and I will take him
And then I will make him the best figure on
a Broadway show."