Opie collection of children's games & songs

Recording of children demonstrating songs and discussing playground games with Iona Opie and an extract of an interview with Robert Opie (part 1 of 2)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:16:52

  • Shelf mark

    C898/65

  • Subjects

    Children's games; Children's songs

  • Recording date

    1980-01

  • 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 2. [00:00:00 - 00:16:52]. This recording was made by Iona Opie at a school in Liss, in October, 1980. The recording contains repeat performances of the song 'I'm Only a Poor Little Ewing', a parody of the 1979 pop song 'I'm Only a Poor Little Sparrow'. The initial performance includes a group of children who play musical instruments as they sing. This is followed by individual performances of the song sung by the children in the group.

  • Description

    Item notes: Recording of children demonstrating songs and discussing playground games with Iona Opie and an extract of an interview with Robert Opie. Speakers' notes: Group of Liss Schoolchildren. Recording notes: Slight L/R imbalance.

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