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Subject: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:36 PM

Okay.
We've had a good response on the contents of the BBC radio for schools thread on Singing Together
I thought it may be time to extend it by listing the contents of the "Time and Tune" booklets. The period for which they are published matches or overlaps the publication of Singing Together, so presumably they are intended for a slightly different audience (age group)
As with Singing Together, my collection is only partial, and I'm still working on it.
The listings below are deliberately kept short to allow for inclusion of the contents of any I don't have.

The occasional one or two songs I am happy to transcribe if needed, or to send a scan (much more up to date)
If anyone does request a scan (and understands ABC) a suitable quid pro quo might be for them then to transcribe it . . .

In the lists I have only included that part of the contents which could be considered 'songs' (okay, open for discussion). I have ignored the sections just teaching rhythm or scales, also any lyrics with no attached tune (or tune with no attached lyrics)

The list of songs is faithfully reproduced, and there are many songs repeated in different books (listed each time) in fact, Autumn '67 repeats the contents of Autumn '64 (even the cover pictures are the same)
Some songs come under more than one title ("The courtship" / "The deaf woman's courtship") and in some cases, the words vary between two versions from the same publisher!

With those caveats here goes.


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:37 PM

This description was found on a website for BBC broadcasts: Here and I thought it worth adding here. Apart from giving the rationale & ages for the various programmes it also comments on the appearance in later years of themed books (highlighted in bold by me)

A music series offering children opportunities to listen to music and sing along, with creative suggestions and games to develop music appreciation and skills.

Each school term Time and Tune covered 7 or 8 different songs, built up verse by verse and used as a basis to investigate ways of singing, musical notation and other topics. During the 1960s each term's songs began to be themed around a common subject, and from the early 1970s each term began to consist of a complete cantata or musical story, which children could perform as an end-of-term show once the broadcasts had finished.

Episodes of Time and Tune have a presenter, joined by a children's choir and sometimes professional singers. The presenter talked directly to listening children but encouraged them to interact with the classroom teacher, during and after the broadcasts.

Programmes are accompanied by lavishly illustrated pupils' pamphlets, containing the tunes and words of all the songs, simple exercises and features about musical instruments or related topics. The pamphlets would be referred to during the broadcasts and were essential for successful use of the series. At least three pamphlets have been issued every school year for the past sixty years, and these pamphlets form the basis for the episode guide below.

The series is part of a BBC music course for primary schools, which extends from Music Box for infants, The Song Tree for 5-7 year olds (added in spring 1982), Time and Tune for 7-9 year olds, and Rhythm and Melody (until summer 1964) or Music Workshop (from autumn 1964) for 9-11 year olds. Pupils can graduate from one series to another, learning increasingly advanced topics. Two earlier BBC school radio music series called Time and Tune for Juniors and Time and Tune for Seniors ran in Scotland during the 1930s, but they were not directly related to this series.


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:38 PM

1958 Summer:
The frog and the crow
The grey hawk
The scissor grinder
Sweet nightingale
The holly
The little elf

1958 Autumn
The deaf woman's courtship
Paul's little hen
Trot, trot, trot
The birds' carol
A Czech Yuletide carol
One misty, moisty morning

1959 Spring
Went two maidens to the fair
The snuff box
The merry cobbler
The bagpipes
The girl who liked dancing
Spring carol

1959 Summer
As I was crossing Berwick Bridge
Skye boat song (melody only)
Blow the man down
Come all you young sailors
Hilo somebody
Bobby Shafto
Donkey riding

1959 Autumn
Old Mother Goose
Marienne's Song
The Post
Joking Song
O I Did Climb a tree-Top
Carol
He is Born, The Holy Child


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:39 PM

1960 Spring
The tree in the valley-o
Turn the glasses over
John Smith, fellow fine
My household
No more will I go a-wooding
The jolly miller


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:40 PM

1960 Autumn
There was an old woman
One little brown bird
There was a monkey
Gloucestershire wassail
The riddle

1961 Spring
Jack Jintle
The frog and the crow
Spring carol
The grey hawk
Over the hills and far away
One misty, moisty morning

1961 Summer
The merry cobbler
The cuckoo
The boaster
The holly
How does the woodman cut his wood?
The carrion crow

1961 Autumn
Down in Demerara
Mister Bamjo
The old woman and the pedlar
The mill wheel
At the fair
A bohemian carol


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:41 PM

1962 Spring
Spin, spin
There's a young lad
Little bird, little bird
Tommy and the apples
Saddle me my good grey
Willie Foster
Betty Botter's butter


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:42 PM

1962 Autumn
Kookaburra
The riddle
Sang a merry little cuckoo
Marienne's song
Angels on high are singing
A merry Christmas

1963 Spring
Little Johnny puppet
Soldier, soldier won't you marry me?
The courtship
The jacket and the petticoat
The jolly miller
Ring-a-ring-a-round O

1963 Summer
May song
The tailor and the mouse
Michael Finnigin
The farmyard song
The fun of the fair

1963 Autumn
This old man
Oliver Cromwell
Water wagtail
The great Don Gato
It's raining cats it's raining dogs
As Joseph was a-walking


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:43 PM

1964 Spring
My little husband
Dance song
Lullaby
Long chain
Risha, rasha, rusha
The neighbours

1964 Summer
What's Daddy doing there?
Sourwood Mountain
My little donkey
Little friend let's be merry
Turn the glasses over
Will you come to my castle?

1964 Autumn
Ferdinando the donkey
The quarrelsome bells
London Bridge is broken down
Jackie the sailor
Gloucestershire wassail
A Babe is born in Bethlehem


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:43 PM

1965 Summer
Frog went a-courtin'
I got a robe
The cowboy's lament
Cowboy spring
The courtship

1965 Autumn

The Grand Old Duke of York
We have planted in our garden
What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
Shortnin' bread
The gipsies are merry
Still, be still


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:44 PM

1967 Autumn
Ferdinando the donkey
The quarrelsome bells
London Bridge is broken down
Jackie the sailor
Gloucestershire wassail
A Babe is born in Bethlehem


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:45 PM

1968 Summer
The wild buckaroo
Follow me
Cowboy spring
Oh Susanna
Old Joe Clark

1968 Autumn
When you beat on the drum
Our big grandad clock
Dancing dollies
Little Johnny puppet
My old top
Pat-a-pan
Eve of Christmas

1969 Spring
Susy little Susy
The riddle
The little pig
Lortl song
The weather witch
Missa Ram goat

1969 Summer
Dance song
Polka
The cricket's wedding
The great Don Gato
Little sister dance with me
Song of the street singer

1969 Autumn
Little boats
East Wind
The Great Bear
(pages 7/8 missing)
Sleigh Bells
I saw three ships
Snow in the valley


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:46 PM

1971 Autumn (The Magic Music Shop)By this time Time and Tune had started adding titles/themes to the broadcasts.
The magic music shop
The fiddler
When you beat on the drum
Follow my leader
Oh, I'm a good musician
Carol of the instruments
Angels on high are singing


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Brian Peters
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:47 PM

Thanks, Nigel, for this slice of nostalgia. I must have been listening as a 7-year old in 1962 -= 'Betty Botter's Butter' is still seared into my memory.


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:49 PM

No problem Brian, it's one of those things that I meant to get around to . . .


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 05:01 PM

The good folks at

http://missingepisodes.proboards.com/

might be able to help too.


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Jan 16 - 02:01 PM

1956 Spring

Marienne's song
The music makers
The boaster
The merry shepherdess
The farmyard

1956 Autumn

O soldier, soldier
Old mother goose
Horses
Tommy was a soldier
French lullaby


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Jan 16 - 02:03 PM

1970 Spring
Oranges and lemons
Marianna's song
Turn again Whittington
Up at Piccadilly
Down by the river
The music makers
London Bridge is broken down


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Brian Peters
Date: 28 Jan 16 - 12:03 PM

Seems they recycled quite a few of the songs over the years. I presume 'Marienne's Song' and 'Marianna's' are one and the same.

I also remember singing 'Sourwood Mountain' and enjoying the 'Hey Diidy Ump' chorus. Checking my copy of Cecil Sharp's Appalachian song book it looks like it's right out of there, with a few alternative verses substituted.


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 28 Jan 16 - 04:14 PM

Seems they recycled quite a few of the songs over the years. I presume 'Marienne's Song' and 'Marianna's' are one and the same.
Yep. I haven't checked them word for word, but checked the first lines when I was listing the titles & they appear to be the same song (possibly from two sources)

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Apr 16 - 06:22 PM

1977 Summer (Titled "Songs of Newspapers and Print")
Papers
The shanty boys
The reporter
Old Joe Clarke
The guessing song
Time & Tune Echo


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 Jun 16 - 04:45 PM

1952 Summer
John Smith, fallow fine
Green and white (Germany)
Heigh ho, heigh hi (France)
Soldier, soldier
Sing, said the mother (America)
Johnny Boker (sea shanty)

1952 Autumn
Hot cross buns
Yankee Doodle
Lavender's blue
This old man
Goodbye to Summer
The jolly miller
A French carol
A Swedish carol

1954 Spring
There was an old woman
Cocky Robin (yes, basically "Who killed Cock Robin", but with different words & tune)
The Fiddler
The little horse
One misty, moisty morning
In my little snuff box

1954 Summer
Trot, trot, trot
One little brown bird
The water fairies
Over the hills and far away
Upon Paul's steeple
The tailor and the mouse
The miller's asleep

1954 Autumn
The cuckoo in the tree
The fox's song
Dicky set out
Kitty alone
The jolly miller
Carol (Bethl'em lay a-sleeping long so long ago)
Goodby to Summer

1955 Summer
The gay musician
Biquette
The postman
My household
The carrion crow

1957 Spring
The neighbours
Nelly Bly
Brown bread
Three little pigs (not "big bad wolf")
Dancing

1958 Spring
How doth the farmer?
Fun at the zoo
I travelled over land and sea
All in the wind
The band

1958 Summer
The frog and the crow
The grey hawk
The scissor grinder
Sweet nightingale
The holly
The little elf


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 Jun 16 - 04:50 PM

1980 Autumn (Titled: A LEGEND of THREE KINGS)
Three wise kings
Incense of Summer
Sing Hallelu
Myrrh of the mountains
Star chant
Kings came riding
A cradle carol
Gloria


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Jun 16 - 11:10 AM

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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jun 18 - 09:31 PM

i remember the time and tune book from autumn 1968,and i spent years trying to hunt down two tunes that i loved from this particular booklet,one was patapan the other i eventually found to be called eve of christmas or to give it its original german title 'am weihnachtsbaum die lichter brennen'. still to this day fifty years later these two songs bring back such happy memories of christmas.


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 07:06 AM

A few more. These are later ones, by which time the BBC was into 'themed' sessions, so each booklet also has a title.
This means more songs written specifically for the issue, with less/no traditional songs. But as I'm trying to be inclusive (for anyone wanting to re-live their childhood) I'll keep updating.

Spring 1988 (Subtitled "Over the moon")

The big bang
Over the moon
Jim McSocket
99 times as high as the moon
Star
Take a new look at your planet
Grow up strong
Fish 'n' chips
The black hole
They danced all afternoon
Over the moon under the stars

1992 (Subtitled "Whenever next?") (term details not given)

Time Travel Show
The last dinosaur
The shepherd's hey
You can't catch Time
Seaport song
The bold young highwayman
Round the clock
Birthday game
Working on the railway
Out on Sundays
Star trekkin'

1992 (Subtitled "Dance Fever") (term details not given)

Everybody says
La Carmagnole
Zinga-za
Skeleton stomp
Banyan tree
Mairi's wedding
The disco beat
Keep still

1993 (Sub-titled VOX BOX) (term details not given)

Tongo
The song of the winter wind
Pandur, pandur
Janie mama
I want to rise
Singing in the bath
The picket fence
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo
My old banjo
The court of King Caractacus


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Aug 18 - 11:37 AM

Summer 1970 (No title, but with an animal theme)
Fun at the zoo
One more river
The climate
Jack can I ride
The donkey and the cuckoo
the Wedding of the Birds

Spring 1977 (Subtitle: Anarqaq and the animals)
To be an Eskimo
Sila-Hila Issitoq
Who stole the sun
Snow Wind
Great White Bear
Pinga
Feast of the deer-skin drum

Autumn 1981 (Sub-title: My son Aladdin)
Widow twangy's Music Shop
Adventure Song
The Genius of the Xylophone
Abracadabra, Oo La La La
The King of the Xylophone
Poor Aladdin
Aladdin's Music Shop


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Aug 18 - 05:28 PM

1970 Autumn
The Nutcracker song
Punchinello
Marching song
Sleigh Ride
Hush Little baby
The Singing Christmas
Christmas Day

1971 Summer
The Happy Ploughman
Helping the Farmer
The Fox
The Lark is Singing
The Sheep Shearing
Bought Me a cat

1977 Autumn (Titled: The Adventures of Little Mookra)
Follow me
Come along, sing a song
The funny old wizard
A hundred golden pounds
Oh watch the stars
I know a place
Me

1978 Spring (Titled: Alvida and the Magician's Cape)
The Castle
In the Forest
Wicked Magician, Fly
Sewing Song
Mysterious Light
Fruit Song
Go to Sleep, Alvida


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Aug 18 - 06:00 PM

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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Aug 18 - 06:03 PM

As another when I get around to it thing I will move the above annotation to the start of the discussion once anyone interested has had time to see it.
If I had put it there now, it would be as an alteration to an existing comment, and so wouldn't get the thread refreshed, nor be obvious that additional material had become available.

I also intend putting these into chronological order (sometime)


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Subject: RE: Time And Tune (BBC Schools) - Contents
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 21 Aug 18 - 10:29 AM

1955 Spring
The riddle
The barnyard song
Oliver Cromwell lay buried and dead
The fox
The merry cobbler


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