Hot Peas and Barley-O


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Hot Peas and Barley-O
Compiled, edited and annotated by Susan Brumfield
Book and CD  
112 pages

A collection of 31 children's songs and games from Scotland, selected, transcribed and annotated by Dr. Susan Brumfield. Beautifully illustrated with photos of children from the past and of today playing the traditional games. The enclosed CD has authentic field recordings collected in the 1940s, '50s and 60's as well as new tracks featuring children from the National Youth Choir of Scotland and the New Beacon School for Boys.

This book is perfect for home and school. This collection includes rhymes for skipping rope, counting out and ball-bouncing, singing games and songs just for fun. It includes historical references for each song, pedagogical indices and suggestions for developing a literacy-based curriculum. Each song and game has valuable teaching suggestions.

For grades 1-6.


One: The Songs and Games
Riddles, Rhymes and Counting Out
As I Gaed Down to Castle Brae, I Am a Monkey, Adam and Eve (and Pinch-Me), Dic-Dictation, My Mother Baked a Nice Seedy Cake, Eetle Ottle Black Bottle.

Skipping Songs and Jump Rope Chants
Eachy Peachy Pelly Plum, Teddy Bear Teddy Bear, Granny in the Kitchen, Down to the Baker Shop, Mother Mother I Am Ill, On the Mountain Stands a Lady, Down by the Green Grass, Vote Vote Vote.

Singing Games
There Came a Girl from France, Rosy Apple Lemon and a Pear, Here Comes a Bluebird, In and Out the Dusty Bluebells, I'm the Monster O' Loch Ness, Queen Alexandra Has Lost Her Gold Ring, Hot Peas and Barley-O, Jeannie Had a Little Lamb, London Bridge Is Falling Down, Tea Without Sugar, There's a Little Sandy Girl, There Were Three Jolly Sailor Boys.

Just for Fun! Songs for Singing
Away Down East Away Down West, I'm a Bone-Legged Chicken, I Married Me a Wife, I Went to the Pictures Tomorrow, Today Is Hogmanay.  

Two: References and Notes on Songs
Riddles, Rhymes and Counting Out
Skipping Songs and Jump Rope Chants
Singing Games
Just for Fun! Songs for Singing

Three: Suggestions for Teachers
A Suggested Sequence of Concepts and Elements
Riddles, Rhymes and Counting Out
Skipping Songs and Jump Rope Chants
Singing Games
Just for Fun! Songs for Singing

Four: Pedagogical Indices and Credits
Tone Set Index, Extractable Melodic Patterns, Extractable Rhythm Patterns, Metric Index, Photo Credits, Bibliography, Notes on the Recordings, CD Track List, Discography, About the Author.


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