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The singing game

Author: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the histories of singing games such as ring a ring o' roses, oranges and lemons and others, and is an exposition both of the workings of folklore, and of the perennial ways of young children when left to play on their own. Each of the 150 games is described in historical detail.
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Genre/Form: Singing games
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Opie, Iona Archibald.
Singing game.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)567478316
Online version:
Opie, Iona Archibald.
Singing game.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)607640246
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
ISBN: 0192115626 9780192115621
OCLC Number: 12908854
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxii, 521 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: The singing game --
Chains and captives --
Match-making --
Mating --
Wedding rings --
Cushion dances --
Longways for as many as will --
The downfall of the ring --
Witch dances --
Dramas --
Contests --
Mimicry --
Bachelor games --
Calls of friendship --
Up against the wall --
Static circles --
Eccentric circles --
Buffoonery --
Impersonations and dance routines --
Clapping.
Responsibility: by Iona and Peter Opie.
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Traces the histories of singing games such as ring a ring o' roses, oranges and lemons and others, and is an exposition both of the workings of folklore, and of the perennial ways of young children when left to play on their own. Each of the 150 games is described in historical detail.

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