Opie collection of children's games & songs

Recording of children demonstrating songs with Graham Stephen

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:15:15

  • Shelf mark

    C898/54

  • 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

    Dundee, Scotland

  • Interviewers

    Opie, Iona (speaker, female)

  • Speakers

    unidentified (children)

  • Abstract

    Part 1 of 1. [00:00:00 - 00:15:15] This recording, made by Graham Stephen in Dundee, 1975, records children from St. Columba's Primary School singing a variety of playground games and songs. The recording is of particularly poor sound quality and therefore many songs are difficult to hear and decipher. Those that can be heard are: 'Cinderella Dressed in Yellow' [00:01:20 - 00:01:34]; 'Down in the Jungle' [00:02:24 - 00:03:20]; 'There's a Rat' [00:03:24 - 00:04:28]; 'Em Pom Pee' [00:04:54 - 00:05:27]; 'Vote, Vote, Vote For 'X' [00:06:15 - 00:06:31]; 'When the War was Over' [00:06:32 - 00:06:57];' I'm a Little Sandy Girl' [00:08:12 - 00:08:29]; 'The Big Ship Sails' [00:08:30 - 00:08:59]; 'Have a Cigarette, Sir' [00:09:00 - 00:09:25]; 'Two Little Dickie Birds' [00:11:13 - 00:11:32]; 'I'm Shirley Temple' [00:12:18 - 00:13:01]; 'I'm a Little Dutch Girl' [00:13:14 - 00:14:30]; 'B.I.N.G.O' [00:14:31 - 00:14:52] and 'I'm a Little Bumper Car; [00:14:53 - 00:15:15].

  • Description

    Item notes: Recording of children demonstrating songs with Graham Stephen. Speakers' notes: Group of Dundee schoolchildren. Recording notes: Poor quality dub of cassette recording. Slight L/R imbalance, variable throughout.

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