Opie collection of children's games & songs

Recording of children demonstrating songs and discussing playground games with Iona Opie

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:43

  • Shelf mark

    C898/62

  • Subjects

    Children's games; Children's songs

  • Recording date

    1975-05

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Opie collection of children's games and songs

  • Recording locations

    Liss, Hampshire, England

  • Interviewers

    Opie, Iona (speaker, female)

  • Speakers

    unidentified (children)

  • Abstract

    Part 1 of 1. [00:00:00 - 00:03:43]. This recording, from Liss, Hampshire, 1975, contains performances of a singing game, a pop song and a short rhyme. The recording begins with a small group of schoolchildren singing 'Orange Balls' for Iona Opie [00:00:00 - 00:01:40]. Iona asks the children if they have heard of 'The Bay City Rollers'. The children chorus: 'yes' and one girl remarks that this band is 'brilliant'. The children then begin to sing The Beatles' 'We All Live in a Yellow Submarine' [00:01:19 - 00:02:20]. The recording finishes with the children reciting a short rhyme that they explain arrived 'a long time ago' at their school [00:03:08 - 00:03:37].

  • Description

    Item notes: Recording of children demonstrating songs and discussing playground games with Iona Opie. Speakers' notes: Group of Liss Schoolchildren. Recording notes: Slight L/R imbalance, variable throughout. Otherwise good throughout.

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