FROM THE NORM O'CONNOR COLLECTION
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A collection of recordings and related material collected during the 1950s and 1960s by Norm O'Connor, Pat O'Connor, Maryjean Officer and others for the Folk Lore Society of Victoria. Related material includes some transcripts and/or scores for songs, monographs, serial publications, slides, photographs, account books and assorted notes.
Selected excerpt from this collection
Mr Simon McDonald sang the ancient British folk-song 'Old Tremone', which has similarities to the song 'The Cutty Wren', believed to date from the English Peasants' Revolt of the fourteenth century:
Where are you going? Said Old Tremone,
Where are you going? Said Andrew Roan;
Where are you going? Said Brother-we-three,
I'm going to the fair, said Cricket-a-Wee.
Children's folklore items found in this collection
Unidentified singers. Songs and counting-out rhymes. Recorded between 1950 and 1969.
Simon McDonald. 'There Was an Old Woman Wrapped up in a Blanket'. Recorded at Creswick, Victoria, in 1959.
Mrs Tyson sings 'Poor Pussy'. Simon McDonald sings 'Old Tremone'. Recorded in 1963.
Martie Lowenstein and Sophie Gerardis. Singing, clapping rhymes and games. Recorded in Melbourne in 1966.
Mick Hughes. Recollections of his childhood in Northampton, England. Children's chants and songs. Recorded in Melbourne in 1966.
Yemenite and Israeli songs and lullabies. Recorded in Melbourne in 196-(?).
Pat O'Connor and Jim Buchanan. American lullaby. Recorded in Melbourne in 1966.
Peter Beale. African songs and lullaby. Recorded in Melbourne in 1967.
Ian Turner. Talk on children's rhymes given to Port Phillip Folk Music Festival 1968. Recorded in Melbourne in 1968.
Mrs Rushworth. Recitations from 1917 Bulletin nursery rhyme competition. Recorded at Box Hill Victoria in 1969.
Austral Singers (choir). Lullaby. Recorded between 1955 and 1969.
Mrs Catherine Peatey. Children's songs. Recorded between 1950 and 1969.