Looking for a CD with Canadian Songs – “The Ogopogo” and “I Want to Blow My Horn”

Yvonne wrote me looking for two songs…

Dear Lisa,

I’m looking for two songs I used to sing with my children and would like to sing them for my new grandchild but can’t seem to find them anywhere. They are Canadian (I think). One song is LOOKING FOR THE OGOPOGO, FUNNY LITTLE OGOPOGO etc. and the other one is I WANT TO BLOW MY HORN BUT NO ONE WILL COME NEAR ME, etc.

I live in Australia but a tape or CD would work over here. Do you know of where I could purchase these songs?

With thanks,

Yvonne

I haven’t been able to find a CD with these songs on it looking around the internet. I have been able to find the lyrics to one of the songs Yvonne is searching for called The Ogo-pogo:

One fine day in Hindustan,
I met a funny little man
With googly eyes and lantern jaws;
With a new silk hat and some old plus-fours
When I said to that quaint old chap;
Why do you carry that big steel trap
That butterfly net and that old gun?
He replied, Listen here my son.
“I’m looking for the Ogopogo.
The funny little Ogopogo.
His mother was an earwig,
His father was a snail
I’m going to put a little bit of salt on his tail
I want to find the Ogopogo,
While he’s playing on his old banjo
The Lord Mayor of London,
The Lord Mayor of London
The Lord Mayor of London wants
To put him in the Lord Mayor’s show.”

The other song, with the line “I WANT TO BLOW MY HORN BUT NO ONE WILL COME NEAR ME”, I can’t find at all!

If anyone can help with the lyrics and/or with any information about finding a musical CD with these songs on it, please comment below.

Thanks!

Lisa

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10 Responses to “Looking for a CD with Canadian Songs – “The Ogopogo” and “I Want to Blow My Horn””

  1. Fevvy Says:

    Re Ogo pogo, my father used to sing that song, and the line is –
    His mother was an earwig
    His father was a whale

    [not snail]

  2. Monet Says:

    Peace,

    So it seems that I’ve found the only other person on all search engines who is looking for the same thing as me; I wanna blow my horn, but nobody will let me, I wanna blow my horn, but nobody will come get me… I had this book with 45, and used to play it on my record player as I followed along in the book!

    I think it was a “Little Golden Classic Book” that came with the 45 record. Please let me know if it is ever found.

    Peace & Blessings
    Monet

  3. eric Says:

    i was about 7 when i last herd it..
    i wanna blow my horn
    but nobody will come near me
    i wanna blow my horn
    but nobody wants to hear me
    and every time i start to play
    the people all say-go away!
    but i’m gonna play it anyway
    do do do do do—in descending notes on tuba.

    i think the but nobody will come get me…….is just wrong and doesnt fit the story which is about a boy who plays tuba and loves to play but people dont like it….so he ends up playig in different places and peole get all upset and he’s upset…then i think he must find some way to fit in or somethin i cant remembr.

  4. jessa Says:

    I remember it as:
    “I wanna blow my horn, but nobody wants to hear it.
    I wanna blow my horn, but nobody will come near it.
    And everytime I start to play, the people all say ‘go away’,
    But I’m gonna play it anyway”
    ((tuba sounds))

    I wish my mother had saved my childhood tapes!!
    I really loved them all!
    Good luck with your search,
    Jessa

  5. sharon Says:

    im looking for the ogopogo
    funny little ogopogo
    father was an earwig,mother was a whale
    im gonna put a little salt on his tail

  6. sharon Says:

    im trying to find the song
    i dont want to go to bed,
    the opposite of stop is go and the opp of yes is no etc
    i hav a little dog , his name is joe, he follows me …

  7. Lisa Says:

    Here are the full lyrics to “The Ogo-Pogo: The Funny Fox-Trot” (1924) by Cumberland Clark:

    One fine day in Hindustan,
    I met a funny little man.
    With googly eyes and lantern jaws,
    A new silk hat and some old plus fours.
    When I said to that quaint old chap:-
    “Why do you carry that big steel trap,
    That butterfly net and that rusty gun?”
    He replied “Listen here my son:-

    I’m looking for the Ogo-pogo,
    The funny little Ogo-pogo.
    His mother was an earwig, 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 on his old banjo.
    The Lord Mayor of London,
    The Lord Mayor of London,
    The Lord Mayor of London wants to put him in the Lord Mayor’s show”.

    On his Banjo night and day
    The Ogo-pogo loves to play,
    He charms the snakes and chimpanzees,
    The big baboons and the bumble bees.
    Lions and tigers begin to roar:-
    “Play us that melody just once more”.
    Did I hear the sound of an old banjo?
    Pardon me I shall have to go!

    I’m looking for the Ogo-pogo,
    The funny little Ogo-pogo.
    His mother was an earwig, 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 on his old banjo.
    The Lord Mayor of London,
    The Lord Mayor of London,
    The Lord Mayor of London wants to put him in the Lord Mayor’s show”.

  8. Tara Taylor Says:

    I too am looking for the recording of I’m Looking for the Ogo-Pogo. I remember it from my childhood growing up in Ontario, Canada. It was sung by a child with an English accent I believe and would love to hear it again and share with my younger nieces and nephews.

  9. Nolan McCormick Says:

    A lady from the Kelowna area of B.C. wrote a song about “Ogopogo” back in the 1950’s. I can’t remember her name but I do still remember a few words of a verse. She also made some records and sold some of them at a booth when the annual Regatta was held each summer in late July, with the carnival and rides etc. My mother bought one of her records. I don’t know whatever happened to it .

    “I wonder if the Ogopogo’s lonesome”
    “I wonder if he’s feeling sad and blue”
    “I wonder if he wishes”
    “For an Ogopogo misses”
    “and lots of little Ogopogo’s too”.

  10. Mandi Says:

    So I always thought that this song was made up by teachers at my primary school in Billericay UK so that all the kids could have a part but I’m amazed and so pleased it’s a REAL song. It would of been about 1975/6 and I was about 7 or 8 years old. I still sing it to my grandson now. Hahaha!

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