Rhumba

Description

English

This footage was recorded in Edinburgh in 1951. The girls in the clip were all pupils at Norton Park School.

In The Lore of the Playground (2010) Roud argues that this recording reveals this song ‘Rhumba’ to be a hybrid of two other singing and clapping games, ‘Hi Politi Politaska’ and ‘Om Pom Pay’.

Transcript

Transcript

Chlidren: [singing]

Oh alla tinker
To do the rhumba
Oh alla tinker
Do the rhumba umber umber umber umber eh!
I politi politeska
Politi polito
I politi politeska
Politi polito
Oh alla tinker
To do the rhumba
Oh alla tinker
Do the rhumba umber umber umber umber eh!
 

Title:
Rhumba
Date:
1951
Duration:
00:42
Format:
Video
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Scottish Screen Archive
Held by
Scottish Screen Archive

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