The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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SALLY WATER
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I. Sally, Sally Water, Sprinkle in the pan; Rise, Sally, rise, Sally, And choose a young man. Choose [or bow] to the east, Choose [or bow] to the west,
And choose [or bow to] the pretty girl [or young man] That you love best.
[Another version has:
Choose for the best one, Choose for the worst one, Choose for the pretty girl That you love best.]
And now you're married I wish you joy;
First a girl and then a boy;
Seven years after son and daughter;
And now, young people, jump over the water."
—Symondsbury, Dorsetshire (Folk-lore Journal, vii. 207).







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