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XL Sally, Sally Waters, sprinkle in the pan; Rise, Sally, rise, Sally, for a young man. Choose for the worst, choose for the best,1 Choose for the prettiest that you loves best. Now you are married, &c.
— Longcot, Berkshire, (Miss J. Barclay).
XII. Sally, Sally Waters, Sprinkle in a pan; Cry, Sally, cry, Sally, For a young man.
Rise up, Sally,
Dry your tears;
Choose the one you love the best,
Sally, my dear.
—Earls Heaton, Yorks. (Herbert Hardy).
XIII. Sally, Sally Water, sprinkle in the pan, Is not------a nice young man ? and
Is not (girl's name) as good as he ? They shall be married if they can agree. I went to her house and I dropped a pin,
I asked if Mrs.-------was in.
She is not within, she is not without,
She is up in the garret walking about.
Down she comes as white as milk,
With a rose in her bosom as soft as silk.
She off with her glove and showed me her ring,
To-morrow, to-morrow the wedding begins.
—Surrey (Folk-lore Record, v. 88).
XIV. Sally, Sally Walker, come sprinkle your pan,
For down in the meadows there's a nice young man;
Rise up, Sally, don't look sad,
For you shall have a husband, good or bad.
1 Redruth version—
Fly for the east, fly for the west, Fly for the very one you love best.