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  • A sailor went to sea, sea, sea (1972)

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    This recording was made by Iona Opie in Birmingham in 1972. ‘A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea’ is a clapping game found on...

  • Children's jokes

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    A recording featuring the rhyme ‘Tarzan in the Jungle’, ‘Donald Duck’ and ‘Popeye the Sailor Man’ .

  • Cinderella, dressed in yellow

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    This recording was made by Iona Opie in Hampshire, 1972.

  • Conkers (1970)

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    A short recording discussing how the game 'conkers' has developed over the ages.

  • Oranges and lemons

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    This singing game was recorded by Iona Opie in Huddersfield in 1978.

  • Rigamajee

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    This recording was made by Iona Opie in Scarborough, Yorkshire in May 1975, and records a male speaker recalling games a...

  • Shirley Temple

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    This recording was made by Iona Opie in Liss, Hampshire in 1976 and records a small group of girls performing the then p...

  • The big ship sailed (1978)

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    This recording was made by Iona Opie in Micklefield, Yorkshire, in July 1978.

  • The farmer's in his den

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    This 'ring game' was recorded by Iona Opie in Stepney Green in 1976.

  • The fir tree company

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    This recording of young children discussing an imaginary game was made by Iona Opie in Selborne, Hampshire, 1970.

  • Tiggy Scarecrow

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    This recording discusses the various ways in which children play 'tig' also known as 'Tiggy scarecrow', tag' or 'it'.

  • Under the Bram Bush

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    A recording of children playing 'Under the bram brush'.

  • Whip and tops

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    This recording was made by Iona Opie in Wythenshawe, Manchester, in 1976, and discusses games played with whips and tops...