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Sally Sally Water

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Performer: Neal, Mrs C S
Place Collected: Aston Subedge
Date collected: 1927-1935
Roud Number: 4509

A children’s singing game that has been in transmission for nearly 200 years that can be traced and is known all over the English-speaking world. It has also been noted as “Sally Walker” or “Sally Saucer”. An early description has Sally in the middle holding something in her hand “resembling a saucer”, which she gave to the person she chose.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 19 April 2015