Roy Palmer English Folk Music Collection

George Dunn interview, part 34

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:00:28

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0007249 (copy of C1023/6)

  • Recording date

    1971-03-30

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Roy Palmer collection

  • Recording locations

    George Dunn's home, Quarry Bank, Dudley, West Midlands, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Dunn, Ernie (speaker, male), Dunn, George, 1887-1975 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Bowdler, Rhoma (speaker, female)

  • Recordist

    Parker, Charles

  • Abstract

    Talks about Saturday nights in the local pub

  • Description

    Item notes: Ernie talks about Saturday nights in the local pub; George sings fragment of "Go to sleep my little picaninny"; Ernie sings fragment of "Ten dirty little fingers". Interviewee notes: George Dunn; Black Country chainmaker and traditional singer. Born in the village of Quarry Bank (formerly in Staffordshire), eight miles west of Birmingham. Father and grandfather worked in the iron trade, as did George who retired at the age of 72, after 59 years mainly as a chainmaker. Ernie Dunn is his younger brother.

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