:: Title :: Among The Little White Daisies
:: Genre :: game song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Ritchie, Jean [vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Appalachian, Kentucky
:: Session :: Jean Ritchie I 5/49
:: Date :: 5/5/1949
:: Reference Information :: T1016.0, Track 14 (00:01:09)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Notes on tape box (for session 1016) read: "Game songs" [Source: Tape Box]
2 - Session 1016 is comprised of game songs. Many of them are playparty games. Session 1017 is included as well as both sessions were recorded on May 5, 1949. 1017 returns primarily to ballads and love songs.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - In this widely known circle game, Jean Ritchie writes that while the fifth verse is sung "everyone rests his head on his hands (pretending to be dead). In stanza six, everyone cries in sorrow for the widow (or widower). At the end of the last stanza, children in the circle kneel and... the 'widow' counts heads round the circle to twenty-four, and the twenty-fourth child is 'it' for the next round." -Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians As Sung by Jean Ritchie [Source: Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians]
:: Collection :: Jean Ritchie 1949 and 1950

 

 

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