:: Title :: Little Sally Walker
:: Genre :: children's song, game song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified children [vocal]
:: Setting :: The home of John Mearns, 5 Cedar Place
:: Location :: Aberdeen (Aberdeenshire), East (Scotland)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots, Aberdonian
:: Session :: Aberdeen I 7/51
:: Date :: 7/15/1951
:: Reference Information :: T3408.0, Track 19 (00:00:35)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Fiddle tunes played by Hector MacAndrew, bothy ballads sung by John Mearns, his wife, and friends, and children's game songs and rhymes sung in the street in front of the Mearns' house by the Mearns' children and their friends who "lived round the corner." [Source: Editor]
2 - For those childrens' songs which Lomax did not credit specifically, "Cedar Place children" has been used as the performer and is made up of all or some of the following: Jack Mearns, Kathleen Mearns, Pat Cushnie, Jennifer Cushnie, Jim Hunter, Willie Hunter, Norma Watt, Tom Watt, Arthur Ronald, Christopher Ronald, and Gwen Ronald. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Ewan McVicar: "Jack Mearns describes this as 'a game where we sat in a circle and 'Sally Walker' walked around the outside of the circle 'crying' into a hankie which she dropped behind someone who then had to chase her round the circle. If she reached the chaser's place first, the chaser then became 'Sally Walker.' " From "Singing in the Streets," Rounder CD 1795, 2004. [Source: Album note]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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