One potato

Description

English

This footage was filmed in London in 1957 and shows a group of boys performing the well-known counting out rhyme ‘One Potato, Two Potato’. According to Roud this rhyme was the most widely popular rhyme in England in the mid-twentieth century and can be traced back to the 1940s, although it is probable that the rhyme existed before this.

Transcript

Transcript

Boy: [Rhyming]

One potato, two potato, three potato, four,
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more.
One potato, two potato, three potato, four,
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more.
One potato, two potato, three potato, four,
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more.
One potato, two potato, three potato, four,
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more.
One potato, two potato, three potato, four,
One, two, three, four, five.

Title:
One potato
Date:
1957
Duration:
1:03
Format:
Video
Language:
English
Copyright:
© British Film Institute
Held by
British Film Institute

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