Opie collection of children's games & songs

Recording of children demonstrating songs with Edna Bryant

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    Children's games; Children's songs

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    Opie collection of children's games and songs

  • Recording locations

    Cambo, Northumberland, England

  • Interviewers

    Bryant, Edna (speaker, female)

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    unidentified (children)

  • Abstract

    Part 1 of 1. [00:00:00 - 00:08:55]. This recording was made in Cambo, Northumberland, in 1978, by the school's headmistress Edna Bryant. The recording contains children singing a continuous stream of singing games and traditIonal songs. The children sing: 'There Was a Jolly Miller' [00:00:00 - 00:00:22]; 'Do You Know the Muffin Man?' [00:00:23 - 00:00:55]; 'In and Out the Dusty Bluebells' [00:00:56 - 00:01:59]; 'The Big Ship Sails' [00:02:00 - 00:03:08]; 'The Hoky Koky' [00:03:09 - 00:06:56]; 'The Grand Old Duke of York' [00:06:57 - 00:07:42]; 'A'Riding We Will Go' [00:07:43 - 00:08:09] and 'The Best Bed's a Feather Bed' [00:08:10 - 00:08:55].

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    Item notes: Recording of children demonstrating songs with Edna Bryant. Speakers' notes: Group of Cambo schoolchildren. Recording notes: Slight L/R imbalance, variable throughout. Otherwise good.

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