This short 1971 BBC documentary is full of haunting children’s folklore from Belfast. I was surprised to hear several songs that I sang with my sisters as a child. But only a little surprised. Children’s songs and rhymes have a remarkable way of spreading and outlasting all other forms of folklore.
I wonder, though, if it’s possible for the poetry and song and dance of children to be eradicated by screens and recordings.
Found on the always interesting Nag on the Lake.