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To a nice young man
So kiss and say good-bye. [My informant forgets the rest.]
—Nottinghamshire (Miss M. Peacock).
XVII. Sally Water, Sally Water, Come sprinkle your can, Why don't you rise, Sally, And choose a young man ? Come choose of the wisest, Come choose of the best, Come choose of the young man That lies in your breast.
—Gloucestershire and Warwickshire (Northall, 378).
XVIII. Sally Water, Sally Water, Come, sprinkle your can; Who do you lie mourning, All for a young man ? Come, choose of the wisest, Come, choose of the best, Come, choose of the young men
The one you love best. —Addy's Sheffield Glossary.
XIX. Sally, Sally Salter,
Sprinkle in some water; Knock it in a mortar, And send it in a silver saucer To---------------door.
—Stixwould, Lincolnshire, seventy years ago (Miss M. Peacock).
XX. Sally Water, Sally Water, Springin' in a pan ; Cry, Sally, cry, Sally, For a young man ; Choose for the worst 'un, Choose for the best 'un, Choose the little gell 'at you love the best.