Did you enjoy playing any of these games — In and out the Dusty Bluebells; The Wind, the Wind, the Wind blows high; Poor Jenny is a Weeping; The Big Ship Sails on the Alley, Alley Oh; Wallflowers; Down the Mississippi; Nebuchadnezzar; Ipsy Gypsy; Bluebells, Cockleshells?

The games named are just a small selection, of course.

I have been told about 28 different singing games so far, there were games for skipping, ball bouncing, clapping, playing in a circle and more.

I am collecting information about the games played here on the Isle of Wight from the 1920s onwards, from readers who grew up here and can remember the games they played as children.

Ideally, I would love to have a record of the tunes and rhythms as well as the words.

Would you be able to sing/recite as many of the words as you can remember, using the recording feature on a mobile phone (most phones can do this) and send the files in an email to folkonwight@aol.co.uk? Concert quality performance is not required!

The recording will not be used as it is but will be turned into sheet music. The other information I need is; which town/village you played in, approximate dates and how the game was actually played. Although I am focusing on singing games, I am also interested in hearing about other games, too. It will take some time to sift through the details, but in two to three months, I hope to add more information on games to the Island Folk History section of the folkonwight website.

Go to the Folk On Wight website if you would like to see what is already there.

I do hope you can help.