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

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Now you're married I wish you joy; First a girl, and then a boy; Seven years after Son and daughter. Pray, young couple, come kiss together.
—Wakefield, Yorkshire (Miss Fowler).
XXI. Sally, Sally Water,
Come, water your can,
Such a young lady before a young man;
Rise, Sally Water,
Don't look so sad,
For you shall have a husband, good or bad.
Now you're married we wish you joy; Father and mother, you need not cry; Kiss and kiss each other again; Now we're happy, let's part again.
—Long Itchington, Warwickshire (Northamptonshire Notes and Queries, ii. 105).
XXII. Sally, Sally Slarter, Sitting by the water, Crying out and weeping For a young man. Rise, Sally, rise, Dry up your eyes; Turn to the east, Turn to the west, Turn to the young man That you love the best. So now you've got married I hope you'll enjoy Your sons and your daughters, So kiss and good-bye.         —Addy's Sheffield Glossary.
XXIII. Sally, Sally Walker, sprinkled in a pan;
What did she sprinkle for ? for a young man ; Sprinkle, sprinkle, daughter, and you shall have a cow; I cannot sprinkle, mother, because I don't know how.

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