The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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SALLY WATER
Now that you are married,
I'm sure we wish you joy,
First a girl, then a boy;
Seven years after,
Son and daughter,
Pray, young couple, come kiss together.
—Enborne, Berks ; Marlborough, Wilts ; Lewes, Sussex (Miss Kimber).
IX. Sally, Sally Waters, Sprinkle in a pan; Cry, Sally, cry, Sally, For a young man. Come choose the worst, Come choose the best, Come choose the young man That you like the best.
And now you're married I wish yer good joy, Every year a girl and a boy. Come love one another Like sister and brother, And kiss together for joy.
Clash the bells, Clash the bells. —Maxey, Northants ; and Suffolk (Rev. W. D. Sweeting).
X. Sally, Sally Water, sprinkle in the pan ; Rise, Sally, rise, Sally, for a young man. Pick and choose, but choose not me, Choose the fairest you can see.
Now Sally is married, we wish her much joy, First a girl and then a boy; Seven years after a son and a daughter, Please to come and kiss together.
—Summertown, Oxford (A. H. Franklin in Midland Garner, N. S. ii. 32).







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