Opie collection of children's games & songs

Recording of children demonstrating songs and discussing playground games with Iona Opie (part 2 of 2)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:07:46

  • Shelf mark

    C898/49

  • Subjects

    Children's games; Children's songs

  • Recording date

    1975-11

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Opie collection of children's games and songs

  • Recording locations

    Birmingham, England

  • Interviewers

    Opie, Iona (speaker, female)

  • Speakers

    unidentified (children)

  • Abstract

    Part 2 of 2. [00:00:00 - 00:07:46] This recording continues on immediately from the C898-49-01 recording as children from King's Heath Primary School, Birmingham, continue to perform playground songs. The first two songs are of poor sound quality and are therefore difficult to decipher. The first song runs [00:00:00 - 00:01:15] and the second [00:01:16 - 00:02:38]. Following this, the sound quality improves and a number of playground and traditIonal songs can be heard. The songs performed are: 'We're Little Irish Girls' [00:02:29 - 00:03:10]; 'There's a Little Girl in the Corner' [00:03:11 - 00:04:05]; 'My Name is (Samantha O'Connell)' [00:04:06 - 00:04:48]; 'Sally and I' [00:04:49 - 00:05:53]; 'There's Two Little Girls in the Corner Shop' [00:05:55 - 00:06:30]; 'Christmas Bells are Ringing' [00:06:31 - 00:07:01] and 'Mummy Makes Buns' [00:07:02 - 00:07:46].

  • Description

    Item notes: Recording of children demonstrating songs and discussing playground games with Iona Opie. Speakers' notes: Schoolchildren from Birmingham. Recording notes: Slight L/R imbalance. Intermittent clicks throughout (present in original recording). Otherwise good.

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