Opie collection of children's games & songs
Recording of children demonstrating songs and discussing playground games with Iona Opie and an interview with Frances Smith from North Carolina, USA (part 4 of 4)
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Opie collection of children's games and songs
Smith, Frances (speaker, female)
Opie, Iona (speaker, female)
Part 4 of 4. [00:00:00 - 00:02:45]. The recording starts with Iona Opie asking one of the girls: 'where did you learn it?' to which she replies in 'Tripoli' where she attended a French school around 1971-1972. Although it is not apparent what song they are discussing, it may be the song 'All the Girls in France' as this is performed at [00:00:52 - 00:01:17] and [00:02:12 - 00:02:45]. Iona then asks a girl if she played any clapping games in Spain. The girl did and so performs a Spanish clapping song although she explains that she does not understand the words. She learnt this song from her Spanish teacher while attending a Spanish school [00:01:18 - 00:02:11].
Item notes: Recording of children demonstrating songs and discussing playground games with Iona Opie and an interview with Frances Smith from North Carolina, USA. Speakers' notes: Group of London schoolchildren. Interviewee's notes: Frances Smith from North Carolina, USA. Recording notes: Rumble (presumed motor noise) from 00:02-00:09 (approx.) and 15:49 (approx.)-end. Otherwise good throughout.