The two volumes comprising Children’s Singing Games were first published in 1894. They were collected by Cecil John Sharp (1859-1924) and Alice Bertha Gomme (1853-1938), both of whom were highly regarded for their work in recording and preserving folk music and lore during the last years of the nineteenth century. Gomme was also one of the first people to study children’s games, publishing two volumes of The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Volume One of Children’s Singing Games contains six musical games for infant or junior age children. They are sure to be popular with today’s children, having entertained countless generations before them!