Opie collection of children's games & songs

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

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:12:35

  • Shelf mark

    C898/61

  • Subjects

    Children's games; Children's songs

  • Recording date

    1978-12

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Opie collection of children's games and songs

  • Recording locations

    Liss, Hampshire, England

  • Interviewers

    Opie, Iona (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 2 of 2. [00:00:00 - 00:10:10]. This recording, from Liss, Hampshire, 1978, begins with a performance of the singing game 'London Bridge is Falling Down' [00:00:00 - 00:07:10]. The children explain in great detail to Iona Opie how this game is played. They remark that when you play this game you must hold hands and the other children 'shake you about'. When asked how this feels, the children reply: 'horrid' [00:10:10 - 00:12:35]. This is followed by a performance of the singing game 'In and Out the Dusty Bluebells' [00:07:12 - 00:10:10].

  • Description

    Item notes: Recording (in Italian) of children demonstrating songs and discussing playground games with Iona Opie. Speakers' notes: Group of Liss Schoolchildren. Recording notes: Cassette dubs / test recordings from 00:00:00-00:01:46 (approx.) Recording muted from 00:01:46-00:08:37 (approx.)

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