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The Play-Party in Indiana.
Sally Walker.
1.    Little Sally Walker, a-sittin' in the sun, A-cryin' and a-weepin* for what she has done.
2.    Rise Sally, rise! wipe out your eyes,
3.    Look to the East and look to the West,
4.    And choose the one that you love best.
Often this marriage formula is attached to the game.
b. This like "London Bridge" is definitely and exclusively a children's game. All the children, excepting one, join hands and form a circle. One sad little girl kneels in the center. The others all circle to the left around her. At 2, she rises, wipes her eyes and at 3 looks at the different ones in the circle. At 4, she chooses a boy or girl to be her partner. The game then begins again.
If it is merely a girl's game, the girl chosen in the center, is Sally Walker for the next game.
If the boys play too, the last girl in the center must choose also the girl who is to start the next game.
If the marriage formula is used, the girl who is choosing, takes the right hand of her chosen partner and then kisses her partner,
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