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Dundee Street Songs, Rhymes and Games By Margaret Bennett

Dundee Street Songs, Rhymes and Games by Margaret Bennett

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Dundee Street Songs, Rhymes and Games: The voices of these school children captured the vitality of the local dialect, the spontaneity of their language-use outside the classroom. (Audio links included in the notes).

Dundee Street Songs, Rhymes and Games Summary

Dundee Street Songs, Rhymes and Games: TheCollected by William Montgomerie, 1952: 2021 by Margaret Bennett

Dundee Street Songs,Rhymes and Games: The William Montgomerie Collection, 1952 - In 1952 when these songs and rhymes were recorded in Hilltown, Dundee there may not have been a street or playground anywhere where the sound of children singing and playing was part of everyday life. Although there had been Scottish collectors of 'bairn sangs' since the 1820s, it was not until the 1940s that anyone in Scotland audio-recorded the actual sound of playground voices. These recordings of school children captured the vitality of the local dialect, the spontaneity of their language-use outside the classroom, their repertoire of songs, rhymes and games, their musicality , as well as the sounds that echo the speed and accuracy of their hand-eye co-ordination. (Audio links included in the notes).

About Margaret Bennett

CONTRIBUTORS MARGARET BENNETT is a folklorist, writer, singer and storyteller. Born in 1946, she grew up in Skye, trained as a teacher, then studied Folklore. Widely regarded as "Scotland's foremost folklorist", she lectured at the The University of Edinburgh School of Scottish Studies (1984-96) before joining the part-time staff of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow). A prize-winning author and singer, she is dedicated to handing on Scotland's traditions to new generations. Margaret is also Honorary Professor of Antiquities and Folklore at the Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh) and Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of St. Andrews. She is interested in sharing community folklore and oral history projects for all ages and abilities, and in contributing to media research. As Hamish Henderson wrote, "Margaret embodies the spirit of Scotland." Born in 1947, LES MCCONNELL hails from Ayrshire. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and was awarded a graduate scholarship to study in Holland. Les trained as a teacher and settled in Fife, where, in retirement his pencils and artist's palette are part of daily life. He has exhibited widely, including at the RSA, and his recent collaborations with Fife poet William Hershaw, include The Sair Road, depicting striking images from Fife's mining industry, and Saul Vaigers, following the pilgrimages of Scottish saints. Their joint exhibition 'Earth Bound Companions' (2019) was reviewed with critical acclaim and will be published as a poetry pamphlet by Grace Note Publications. WILLIAM MONTGOMERIE (1904-1994) was born and brought up in Glasgow. After graduating from the University of Glasgow, he became a teacher and moved to Dundee, where he met and married NORAH Shargool (1909-1998), an artist with D.C. Thomson. They shared a passion for the Scots language and folklore and published many books for children. William Montgomerie was also a renowned poet and ballad scholar, and, though he was a pioneer in tape-recording traditional songs and folklore, this is the first time any of his recordings have been published.

Table of Contents

CAPTURING THE SOUND OF THE VOICE STREET SONGS, RHYMES AND GAMES SINGING GAMES & ACTION SONGS 1. Queen Mary, Queen Mary, my age is sixteen 39 2. All the boys in our town 40 3. Brown bread and brandy-o 40 4. Will ye lay the cushion doon? 41 5. The Hokey-Pokey 42 6. Meh Lad's a Terrie 43 7. The Banks o Aberfeldy 43 8. There Came Three Dukes a-riding 45 9. A Sailor went to sea 49 10. Through the fields 49 11. As I climbed up a Chinese steeple 50 12. Bell-bottom trousers 50 13. Brush your boots and follow 51 14. Down in German-ay 51 15. Down in the meadow where the green grass grows 52 16. German boys they act so funny 52 17. Hill Street girls are happy 52 18. Hoppy-Hoppy is my Name 53 19. I Love Bananas 53 20. I'm a Girl Guide 53 21. I'm a little Dutch girl 54 22. Whaur hae you been aa the day? 54 23. Jelly on the plate 54 24. Little tin soldier stand at attention 55 25. Maypole butter, maypole tea 56 26. She can't go to school without 56 27 The Quartermaster's Store 57 28. Stot, stot, ba, ba 61 29. Tensy, ninesy 61 30. I'm the Monster of Blackness 61 31. Over the garden wall 62 32. Archibald-bald, bald 62 33. The London ball 63 34. Are you going to golf, sir? 64 35. Charlie Chaplin went to France 65 36. Mademoiselle from Armetieres 66 37. Alla Balla and the forty thieves 66 38 Robin Hood and his Merry Men 66 39. The bumbee stung me 69 40. Up and down the ladder in the caravan 70 41. RAF o'er Berlin 70 42. Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off 71 43 Knaves and shepherds come away 71 44. I'm a sailor home from sea 75 45. Three wee wifes 77 46. I married a wife 78 47. Poor Lady Lido 80 NOTES ON THE SONGS, RHYMES AND GAMES FURTHER READING & LISTENING

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NGR9781913162146
9781913162146
1913162141
Dundee Street Songs, Rhymes and Games: TheCollected by William Montgomerie, 1952: 2021 by Margaret Bennett
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Grace Note Publications
2021-02-01
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