Mudcat Café message #23328 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4300   Message #23328
Posted By: Moira Cameron
08-Mar-98 - 12:33 PM
Thread Name: Children's Street Songs
Subject: RE: Children's Street Songs
I'm from Canada, born in Toronto. I remember singing several of these traditional street songs when I was growing up, espescially to accompany skipping or clapping games. As an adult, I can't say I've heard children singing on the streets, because I haven't hung around children in playgrounds lately. I'm living now in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. We have what we call House Ceilidhs, or song circles, up here. Sometimes children come and participate by telling the latest schoolyard joke or singing the latest street songs. The words to these songs are modernized somewhat, but they are still the same old songs.