In and Out the Dusty Bluebells
Date 04 July 1961
Track ID 40416
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1961.83.A7

Original Tape ID

SA1961.083

Summary

Description of the game 'In and Out the Dusty Bluebells'.

In and out the dusty bluebells,
In and out the dusty bluebells,
In and out the dusty bluebells,
I am master now.

Tippety tappety on your shoulder,
Tippety tappety on your shoulder,
Tippety tappety on your shoulder,
You are master now.

The person who is tapped goes in front and continues the game, stopping at someone else. The game goes on until there are so many children in the line that there is not enough room for them to wind in and out.

Item Notes

2 verses of 4 lines.

See:
'Games a Bogie' (M. Sinclair, 1989) p. 50
'Golden City' (J. T. Ritchie, 1965) p. 164
'Murder Murder Polis' (M. Sinclair, 1986) p. 33
'The Singing Game' (P. & I. Opie, 1985) pp. 366-367
'Dae Ye Min' Langsyne?' (A. Stewart Fraser, 1975) p. 105

Recording Location

County - Orkney

Parish - Stenness

Island - Orkney Mainland

Village - Appiehouse

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R734; GD1615; R13206; R2650; R4320;