FTX-197 - RASPBERRY JAM

SKIPPING & CHASING GAMES

No less than 90 recorded examples of playground games recorded in the North of England in the 1960s. Being the last of four selections, these feature Skipping and Chasing Games, as distinct from the Counting-Out & Ball Bouncing (FTX-194) and Singing Games (FTX 195-6). Most were recorded in Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire.

1. RASPBERRY STRAWBERRY GOOSEBERRY JAM - 1.38

2. WHEN I CALL YOUR BIRTHDAY (1) - 1.10

3. I KNOW A NIGGER BOY AND HE'S DOUBLE-JOINTED (1) - 0.45

4. JELLY ON THE PLATE (1) - 1.10

5. DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI - 0.14

6. ONE, TWO, HOW DO YOU DO ? (1) - 0.10

7. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE (1) - 0.47

8. BLUEBELLS, COCKLESHELLS (1) - 0.22

9. I AM THE GIRL GUIDE DRESSED IN BLUE (1) - 1.00

10. CREAM CRACKERS (1) - 0.24

11. TEDDY (Paddy) ON THE RAILWAY (1) - 0.16

12. JOHNNY ON THE WATER (1) - 0.28

13. THE WIND, THE WIND (1) - 0.56

14. GOODBYE, *, WHEN YOU ARE AWAY (1) - 0.48

15. OLIVER CROMWELL LOST HIS SHOE (1) - 0.35

16. ALL IN TOGETHER, GIRLS (1) - 0.33

17. CREAM CRACKERS (2) - 0.08

18. TWO IN TOGETHER, GIRLS (2) - 0.30

19. ON A MOUNTAIN (1) - 0.30

20. JOHNNY ON THE WATER (2) - 0.16

21. I AM A GIRL GUIDE (2) - 0.22

22. HIGH, LOW, DOLLY PEPPER (1) - 0.14

23. TEDDY ON THE RAILWAY (2) - 0.15

24. TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR (1) - 0.28

25. I KNOW A NIGGER BOY (2) - 0.25

26. BLUEBELLS, COCKLESHELLS (2) - 0.20

27. SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER - 0.15

28. KEEP THE KETTLE BOILING (1) - 0.12

29. POLICEMAN, POLICEMAN, DO YOUR DUTY (1) - 0.12

30. BANANA SPLIT (1) - 0.12

31. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE (2) - 0.23

32. MARY ELDON LIVED ON THE SHORE/ TINKER, TAILOR (1) - 0.25

33. LIP-STICK (1) - 0.14

34. ONESIE, ONESIE, MISS THE ROPES OUT (1) - 0.13

35. MANCHESTER, LIVERPOOL EVENING POST (1) - 0.07

36. ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND, WALES (1) - 0.12

37. ONE, TWO, HOW DO YOU DO ? (2) - 0.15

38. IN, IN, A BOTTLE OF GIN (1) - 0.40

39. TWO IN TOGETHER, TWO OUT TOGETHER (1) - 0.18

40. I LIKE COFFEE, I LIKE TEA - 0.05

41. POLICEMAN, POLICEMAN, DO YOUR DUTY (2) - 0.30

42. ONESIE, ONESIE, MISS THE ROPES OUT (2) - 0.30

43. AS I WAS IN THE KITCHEN (1) - 0.20

44. ON A MOUNTAIN (2) - 0.26

45. GOODBYE, *, WHEN YOU ARE AWAY (2) - 0.45

46. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE (3) - 0.43

47. KEEP THE KETTLE BOILING (2) - 0.17

48. OLIVER CROMWELL LOST HIS SHOE (2) - 0.14

49. TWO IN TOGETHER, TWO OUT (2) - 0.22

50. TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR (2) - 0.31

51. MANCHESTER, LIVERPOOL EVENING POST (2) - 0.15

52. I KNOW A NIGGER BOY (3) - 1.09

53. A HOUSE TO LET - 0.18

54. LIP-STICK (2) - 0.11

55. CREAM CRACKERS (3) - 0.15

56. HIGH, LOW, DOLLY PEPPER (2) - 0.17

57. BANANA SPLIT (2) - 0.16

58. JELLY ON THE PLATE (2) - 0.32

59. WHEN WE CALL YOUR BIRTHDAY (2) - 0.40

60. COWBOY JOE FROM MEXICO (1) - 0.19

61. LITTLE SALLY SAUCER - 0.20

62. CHARLIE CHAPLIN WENT TO FRANCE - 0.15

63. BRONCO LANE WENT TO SPAIN (2) - 1.16

64. IN, IN, A BOTTLE OF GIN (2) - 0.28

65. ANDY PANDY, SUGAR CANDY - 0.33

66. POLICEMAN, POLICEMAN, DO YOUR DUTY (3) - 1.00

67. THE WIND, THE WIND (2) - 2.06

68. Mrs WHITE HAD A FRIGHT - 0.40

69. Mrs RED WENT TO BED - 0.22

70. TINKER TAILOR (2) - 0.30

71. JELLY ON THE PLATE (3) - 0.31

72. COWBOY JOE FROM MEXICO (2) - 0.32

73. ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND, WALES (2) - 0.58

74. MOTHER IN THE KITCHEN (2) - 0.33

75. UP AND DOWN THE LADDER - 2.22

76. ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE - 0.52

77. I KNOW A NIGGER BOY (4) - 2.17

78. ALL IN TOGETHER, GIRLS (3) - 0.38

79. TWO LITTLE DICKIE BIRDS - 0.14

80. I AM A LITTLE GIRL GUIDE (3)/ SCOTCH GIRL - 0.45

81. DOCTOR MACKENZIE'S A VERY FINE MAN - 1.15

82. JACK-IN-THE-BOX - 0.27

83. QUEENIO, QUEENIO, WHO'S GOT THE BALL ? - 1.32

84. WHAT TIME IS IT, Mr WOLF? - 1.58

85. JOHNNIE GET UP AND LIGHT THE FIRE (solo) - 0.38

86. MY MOTHER TOLD ME - 0.48

87. THERE WERE TEN IN THE BED (solo) - 2.00

88. MY NAME IS SHIRLEY TEMPLE (solo & ch) - 0.50

#1-40: St Johns Junior Girls, Workington, 1960; #41-64: St Michaels Junior Girls (10-11 yr olds); #65-74: St Johns Junior Girls, Keswick, 1960; #75-77: Laurence St, Marshside, Workington, 1961; #78-81: Catholic Juniors, Pickering, York; #82: Crummock road, Moorclose, Workington; #83-86: Laurence St, Marshside, Workington; #87: Burrow Walls, Northside, Workington; #88: Dillon family & friends, Broadfield, Leyland, 1969.

Recorded by Damian Webb 1960-69. Edited by Peter Kennedy and first published on Folktrax cassettes 1980. Phonographic copyright control.