The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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SALLY WATER
Now you're married we wish you joy, First a girl and then a boy; Twelve months after son and daughter, All join hands and kiss together.
—Penzance, Cornwall (Mrs. Mabbott).
XXVII. Sally, Sally Walker, tinkle in a can ;
Rise up, Sally, and choose a young man. Look to the east, and look to the west, Choose the one that you love the best.
Settle, Yorkshire (Rev. W. S. Sykes).
XXVIII. Sally Water, Sally Water, Come sprinkle your fan ; Sally, Sally Waters, sprinkle in a pan; Rise, Sally, rise, Sally, for a young man. Choose to the east, and choose to the west, And choose the dearest one that you love best.
Now you're married, we wish you joy, First a girl and then a boy; Love one another like sister and brother, And never lose time by kissing one another.
—West Haddon (Northamptonshire Notes /                                         and Queries, ii. 104).
XXIX. Little Sally Waters, sitting in the sun,
Crying and weeping for her young man. Rise, Sally, rise, wipe up your tears, Fly to the east, fly to the west, Fly to the one that you love the best.
—Brigg, Lincolnshire (Miss Barker).
XXX. Hie Sally Walker, hie Sally Ken,
Hie Sally Walker, follow young men. Choose to the east, and choose to the west, Choose to the very one you love best.
Marriage comfort and marriage joy, First a girl and then a boy. Seven years after, seven years to come, Fire on the mountain, kiss and run.
—Belfast, Ireland (W. H. Patterson).







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