The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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SALLY WATER
[In London the above is:]—
XLIV. A beau in front and a beau behind, And a bogie in the garden oh ! I wouldn't part with my sweetheart For tuppence (two) ha'penny farthing.
—London (Mrs. Merck).
XLV. Sally Walker, Sally Walker, Come spring time and love, She's lamenting, she's lamenting, All for her young man. Come choose to the east, come choose to the west, Come choose the one that you love best.
Here's a couple got married together,
Father and mother they must agree, Love each other like sister and brother, I pray this couple to kiss together.
—Morpeth (Henderson's Folk-lore of Northern Counties; p. 26).
XLVI. Rise, Sally Walker, rise if you can,
Rise, Sally Walker, and choose your good man,
Choose to the east, and choose to the west,
And choose the very one you love best.
Now they're married, wish them joy,
First a girl, and then a boy,
Seven years after, seven years to come,
Now's the time to kiss and be done.
—Gainford, Durham (Miss A. Edleston).
XLVII. Little Alexander sitting on the sand,
Weeping and crying for a young man ;
Rise up, Sally, and wipe your tears,
Pick the very one that you like best.
Now, Sally, now married, I hope she'll (or you'll) enjoy,
For ever and ever with that little boy
(or with her or your young boy).
—Beddgelert, Wales (Mrs. Williams).







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