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Here is the original recording of "I Paula Tee Paula Taska".mp3 as sung by Margaret Hunter (Peggie) MacGillivray on July 12th, 1951.

This was issued on Rounder 1743 ('World Library of Folk & Primitive Music: Scotland') and a few other records. It can be found online here:

http://research.culturalequity.org/get-audio-detailed-recording.do?recordingId=12124

Note about recording: Children's game songs performed by children at the Norton Park School in Edinburgh, and interviews with Dr. James T. R. Ritchie (teacher and game song expert) and Margaret Hunter "Peggie" MacGillivray, a schoolgirl at Norton Park. Ewan McVicar writes of MacGillivray, now (as of 2005) Margaret Currie: "A wonderful informant and performer, she is melodic and confident in her performance and articulate and clear in her accounts of how the songs were used."


Text of song:
"I Paula Tee Paula Taska".mp3

I paula tay, paula taska,
Paula tay, paula toe.
I paula tay, paula taska,
Paula tay, paula toe.
O alia tinka, to do the rhumba,
O alia tinka, do the
Rhumba umba umba umba-ay.


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