BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES.

By: Leyden, Maurice.

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Book Condition: Very Good+


152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, music notation. "The material in this book has been culled from many sources and I have brought together a comprehensive range of children's games played throughout Ireland, complete with music notation, game instructions and background notes setting each game in its historical perspective. In this collection I have included long forgotten games, such as 'Thread the Needle' and 'Here Is One Knight' - games of great antiquity that give us glimpses of the Middle Ages. There are also the more popular games, such as 'Nuts in May', 'The Farmer's in His Den' and 'Briar Rosebud' that are as familiar to the children of Europe and America as they are to the children of Ireland. These are the games that have survived 'the usual rubbing or blurring consequent on long use among unlettered people'. The versions I have given are not the definitive ones and, inevitably, readers will have different ways of playing the games. This does not detract from them but emphasises the tenacity of children's folklore, the survival of which has defied time and place." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, minor edge wear.

Title: BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES.

Author Name: Leyden, Maurice.

Illustrator: Liisa Hindsberg.

Categories: Childrens, Games & Recreation, Music & Dance,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Belfast, Appletree: 1993

ISBN Number: 0862814324

ISBN Number 13: 9780862814328

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 21979

Keywords: Children's games, Singing, Songs, Irish, Ireland, Childhood, Playing, Lyrics, Skipping, Ball, Clapping, Notation, Street, Playgrounds, Nostalgia, Oranges & Lemons, Pat-a-Cake, Poetry, Rhymes, Folklore, Dances, Dancing, Belfast, Culture.,