Sally Go Round the Moon

DESCRIPTION: "Sally go round the (sun), Sally go round the (moon), Sally go round the (stars), On a Saturday afternoon."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1898 (Gomme); c.1880 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: travel playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(England) Canada(Ont) US(MW,SE)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Carawan/Carawan, p. 112, "Sally Round the Sunshine" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-Singing, p. 75, "Sall Go Round the Sunshine" (1 text, 1 tune)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #636, pp. 251-252, "(Sally go round the sun)"
Opie-Game 111, "Sally Go Round the Sun" (4 fragments, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Jean Olive Heck, "Folk Poetry and Folk Criticism, as Illustrated by Cincinnati Children in Their Singing Games and Their Thoughts about These Games" in The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. XL, No. 155 (Jan 1927 (available online by JSTOR)), #47 p. 27 ("Mary, go round the sun"), (2 texts)
F.W. Waugh, "Canadian Folk-Lore from Ontario" in The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. XXXI, No. 119 (Jan 1918 (available online by JSTOR)), #641 p. 55 "Sally, Go Round the Sun" (1 text)

Roud #11591
File: BGMG636

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