The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63739   Message #1038227
Posted By: Joybell
20-Oct-03 - 04:42 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Crow Scaring Songs
Subject: RE: Origins: Crow Scaring Songs
Yes the Opie book is very frustrating in many ways isn't it. The crow-scaring songs are in there with the other bird songs under the unhelpful title of "Birds". Page number is 83 and the section number is 49. The edition was published in 1992 by The Softback Preview (with permission of Oxford University Press) - it says.
There is some very interesting information about these songs as the occupation songs of children. I had never come across idea of children's work songs before and I'm hooked. Thank you for your help.
We have bats and Australian Magpies here and a ban on free-ranging cats. We are not in town though so it's easier to make the rules.