FROM THE ALAN SCOTT COLLECTION
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Alan Scott (1930-1995) was interested in folk music since his youth. He sang and played concertina, tin whistle, recorder and mouth organ. He recorded traditional Australian folk music from the 1950s.
Selected excerpt from this collection
Girls at Sutton Forest, New South Wales, chanted to a skipping game:
I am a Girl Guide dressed in blue,
These are the things that I can do:
Stand at ease,
Bend my knees,
Salute to the King,
Bow to the Queen,
Never turn my back
On the Union Jack.
O-U-T spells Out.
Children's folklore items found in this collection
Ashley and Bill Scott sing parodies on the Uncle Sam television commercial and Ashley explains a counting-out rhyme to accompany the game, Brandings. Recorded in 1975.
Schoolgirls at Sutton Forest Public School. Skipping rhymes, hand-clapping rhymes, counting-out and other rhymes. Recorded at Sutton Forest, New South Wales, 31 July 1985.
Kirsten and Raychelle Ball. Clapping rhymes and counting-out rhyme. Recorded at Geebung, Queensland, 22 December 1985.
Neil McNeil. Memories of children's games. Recorded at Port Macquarie, New South Wales, on 11 June 1986.
TRC 2004A/7 (Reel 35). View record
Pupils at Glen Innes Primary School. Children's rhymes. Recorded at Glen Innes, New South Wales, on 15 November 1988.
TRC 2004A/9 (Reel 40). View record
Anita Hoey. Clapping rhymes. Recorded at Warwick, Queensland, 20 November 1988.