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Thread #129978   Message #2922273
Posted By: GUEST,Ed
07-Jun-10 - 07:53 AM
Thread Name: Childrens singing games
Subject: RE: Childrens singing games
Nearly all superceded by clapping games in the 70s

Personal experience would not bear that out. I was born in '67 and clearly remember playing 'Oranges and Lemons' (with the chopping off head bit) although it was a playground game rather than a party one.

I'm guessing I was 6 or 7, so 1973/4.

I have a vague recollection of playing 'Ring-a-Roses' but can't remember any details. There were various skipping games that had rhymes but I can't recall ever playing any clapping games.