The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
& Ireland In Dictionary Form - Volume 2

With Tunes(sheet music), Singing-rhymes(lyrics), Methods Of Playing with diagrams and illustrations.

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SALLY GO ROUND THE MOON—SALLY WATER 149
Sally go Round the Moon
Sally go round the moon, Sally go round the stars; Sally go round the moon On a Sunday afternoon.
—Deptford, Kent (Miss E. Chase).
Three or more girls take hold of hands, forming a ring; as they spin round they sing the lines. They then reverse and run round in the other direction with an O! or repeat over again.
This game is mentioned in the Church Reformer by the Rev. S. D. Headlam, as one being played at Hoxton, but no account of how the game is played is given.
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