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October 17, 2017

One Potato, Two Potato (1957)

This footage was filmed in London in 1957 and shows a group of boys performing the well-known counting out rhyme ‘One Potato, Two Potato’. According to Roud this rhyme was the most widely popular rhyme in England in the mid-twentieth century and can be traced back to the 1940s, although it is probable that the rhyme existed before this.

(© BFI)

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