:: Title :: My Gal's A Corker
:: Genre :: children's song, game 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 22 (00:01:47)
:: 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: "This lengthy performance song in a polka-style rhythm was taught within uniformed groups - Guides and Scouts. James T. Ritchie [the childrens' song expert] says it was used for skipping and dancing. It is based on an American popular song from the 1890s." From "Singing in the Streets," Rounder CD 1795, 2004. [Source: Album note]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

© 2001-2018 Association for Cultural Equity | Contact | Rights