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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    Children's games; Children's songs

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    Opie collection of children's games and songs

  • Recording locations

    Macclesfield, Cheshire and Warwick, Warwickshire, England

  • Interviewers

    Opie, Iona (speaker, female)

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    unidentified (children)

  • Abstract

    Part 2 of 2. [00:00:00 - 00:07:49]. This recording continues on immediately from the C898-68-01 track. Iona is with two cousins called Tammy and Charlotte in Warwick, 1980, who continue to perform playground songs and rhymes. The recording begins with the girls continuing to sing the singing game 'I'm a Little Dutch Girl' (as heard at the end of the C898-68-01 track) [00:00:00 - 00:01:58]. They then sing: 'Eeny, Meeny, Maccaracca' and Iona explains to the children that this had not long before been used as a counting out rhyme [00:02:05 - 00:02:42]. The girls then recite the counting out rhymes 'Three White Horses' [00:02:43 - 00:03:10]; 'Ibble Obble Black Bobble' [00:03:11 - 00:04:06] and 'One Potato, Two Potato' [00:04:08 - 00:04:48]. The recording finishes with the girls singing the clapping game 'Under the Bram Bush' [00:05:34 - 00:06:05].

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    Item notes: Recording of children demonstrating songs and discussing playground games with Iona Opie. Speakers' notes: Group of Macclesfield and Warwick schoolchildren. Recording notes: Slight L/R imbalance, variable throughout.

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