:: Title :: Jelly On The Plate (I)
:: Genre :: children's song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified children [vocal]
:: Setting :: The home of John Mearns, 5 Cedar Place
:: Location :: Aberdeen (Aberdeenshire), East (Scotland)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots, Aberdonian
:: Session :: Aberdeen I 7/51
:: Date :: 7/15/1951
:: Reference Information :: T3408.0, Track 1 (00:00:31)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Fiddle tunes played by Hector MacAndrew, bothy ballads sung by John Mearns, his wife, and friends, and children's game songs and rhymes sung in the street in front of the Mearns' house by the Mearns' children and their friends who "lived round the corner." [Source: Editor]
2 - For those childrens' songs which Lomax did not credit specifically, "Cedar Place children" has been used as the performer and is made up of all or some of the following: Jack Mearns, Kathleen Mearns, Pat Cushnie, Jennifer Cushnie, Jim Hunter, Willie Hunter, Norma Watt, Tom Watt, Arthur Ronald, Christopher Ronald, and Gwen Ronald. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Ewan McVicar: "John Mearns described this game as 'skipping with actions - wiggling, kicking, turning 180 degrees round, etc.' Lomax introduced this chant on the radio by saying, 'I set up my mike in the streets of Aberdeen, and found the children were singing about their favorite dessert.' " From "Singing in the Streets," Rounder CD 1795, 2004. NB: This is not the version released on that album. See T3408.7. [Source: Album note]
0 - Ewan McVicar: "John Mearns described this game as 'skipping with actions - wiggling, kicking, turning 180 degrees round, etc.' Lomax introduced this chant on the radio by saying, 'I set up my mike in the streets of Aberdeen, and found the children were singing about their favorite dessert.' " From "Singing in the Streets," Rounder CD 1795, 2004. NB: This is not the version released on that album. See T3408.7. [Source: Album note]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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