The Play-Party in Indiana; A Collection of Folk-Songs and Games, with Descriptive Introduction and Correlating Notes Volume 4

The Play-Party in Indiana; A Collection of Folk-Songs and Games, with Descriptive Introduction and Correlating Notes Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...and three melodies. Mr. Newell gives five (Games and Songs, pp. 206-210) and in many of the children's books of rhymes, games, or songs, this is to be found.42 The tune of a country dance called "London Bridge" is given in Playford's Dancing Master, 1728 edition. The game is undoubtedly very old but what it represents is a question of some dispute. Mr. Newell, though connecting it with the ancient superstitions regarding bridges and the stories of human sacrifices which were connected with bridge building, gives the tug of war a mythological interpretation.' Mrs. Gomme points out that this tug of war is not a feature of the game in England and therefore is probably an American addition. Marching to Quebec. ring-ing, The A-meri-cans have gained the day, The Brit-ish are re-treat-ing. O, the war is o'er, And we'll turn back, To the place where we first start-ed, We'll J'j)J'.NJnfrj 3=rtf open a ring and choose a cou-ple in, To re-lease the bro-ken-heart-ed. 42 This is printed as a children's song in the Ideal Home Music Library, vol. X, p. 225 and in Little Songs of Long Ago, collected by Alfred Moflat. Marion B. Newton also includes this game in Graded Games and Khythmic Exercises, p. 24. I a. 1. We're marching down to old Quebec, The drums are loudly beating. America has gained the day, And the British are retreating. 2. The war is over and we'll turn back To the place where we first started, 3. We'll open a ring and choose a couple in 4. To release the broken-hearted. Miss Fannie Stewart, Brown Tp. b. Partners take promenade position and march forward in a straight line during the singing of 1. At 2, the line makes a double turn to the left and marches back in a line parallel to that made first, At 3, all join hands to form a circle, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618416
  • 9781236618412