:: Title :: The Wind, The Wind Blows High (I)
:: Genre :: children's song, game song, jump rope 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 14 (00:00:26)
:: 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: "A version performed by the Irish folk group The Dubliners under the title 'I'll Tell My Maw' became commercially popular in Britain in the late 1960s, but this courting game song was popular with children in Britain and the USA over 100 years ago." From "Singing in the Streets," Rounder CD 1795, 2004. [Source: Album note]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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