Little Sally Walker

Lyrics

Little Sally Walker sitting in a saucer,
Ride, Sally, ride!
Wipe your weeping eyes!
Turn to the east.
Turn to the west.
Turn to the one that you love the best.

Shake it to the east!
Shake it to the west!
Shake it to the east!
Shake it to the west!
Turn to the one that you love the best.

This song was originally posted at:
http://bussongs.com/songs/little-sally-walker.php

  • Send to a
    Friend
  • Link to
    Song

    Link to this song from your website or blog:

Recommendations

Information About Little Sally Walker

In this song, the children, usually girls, form a circle by holding hands, and walk slowly around one little girl who sits cross-legged in the middle pretending to cry. As the other girls sing the song, the one in the middle follows the words with her actions. at the end the "one she loves the best" is the next girl picked to sit in the middle.

16 Comments

Vote Down Vote Up

Marilyn Woodard, United States

11 August 2016 at 1:36pm

Known version Little Sally Walker sitting in a saucer rise Sally rise wipe your weeping eyes. Put your hands on your hips and let your back bone slip. Shake it to the east shake it to the west shake it to the one you love the best.

Vote Down Vote Up

Joyce Coleman, United States

27 September 2015 at 5:16pm

In Mississippi in the 1950 ' when I was a little girl it went like this: little Sally Walker sitting in a saucer weeping and crying for a cool drink of water. Rise Sally rise, wipe your weeping eyes. Put your hands on your hips, let your backbone slip. Shake it to the east, shake it to the west, shake it to the very one that you love the best. Mama said so, papa said so. That's the way to shake it when you want to catch a beaux.

Vote Down Vote Up

Shirley, United States

2 August 2015 at 2:57pm

I remember this song from my early childhood days. On our way to church, my husband was asking our granddaugher about this, Now they have a new version

Vote Down Vote Up

GWEN, United States

31 July 2015 at 3:59pm

VERSION IN NC: LITTLE SALLY WALKER, SITTING IN A SAUCER, WEEPING AND CRYING OVER SOME OLD MAN, WHY DON'T YOU RISE SALLY RISE, WIPE YOUR WEEPING EYES, PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOUR HIP AND LET THE BACK BONE SLIP,ROSY ROSY CHEEK, SHAKE TO THE EAST, SHAKE IT TO THE WEST, SHAKE IT TO THE VERY ONE THAT YOU LOVE THE BEST. IF YOU DON'T SHAKE, I'M GONE SHAKE, SHAKE IT UP SHAKE IT DOWN SHAKE IT ALL THE WAY AROUND.

Vote Down Vote Up

B.K. Stevens, United States

8 September 2014 at 10:21am

The version I always heard was: Little Sally Saucer, sitting in a saucer Weeping & crying because her mother died Rise Sally Rise Wipe out your eyes Now turn to the East And turn to the west Turn yo the one that you like best. Friends were talking about childhood songs, this one came up about how sad this was, and it's origin. Any one know? (I'm from Indiana, 62 years old)

Vote Down Vote Up

OMG, United States

19 January 2014 at 4:32am

Why Is she in a saucer

Vote Down Vote Up

Tatum, United States

8 June 2012 at 11:48pm

This is how it went when I was in Pre school: Little Sally Walker, sitting in a saucer. Rise Sally Rise Wipe your weeping eyes & put you hands on your hips and let your backbone slip. Aww shake it to the east. Awwww shake it to the west (repeat twice) Aww shake it to the one you love the best!

Vote Down Vote Up

Monika, United States

24 May 2012 at 5:59pm

The version we sang in Dallas, TX mid 1980s was: Little Sally Walker sitting in a saucer. RISE, Sally, RISE. Wipe your weeping eyes. And put your hand on your hip, and let your backbone slip. Girl, shake it to the east. Girl, shake it to the west. Girl, shake it to the very one you love the best. Turn to the east. Turn to the west. Turn to the very one you love the best.

Vote Down Vote Up

Jayden, United States

3 April 2012 at 1:23am

Thanks Zakiyyah I always sang it from 1-3 I'm the 1 who name is ella, but is not ella I'm Jayden I'ma girl. -

Vote Down Vote Up

Ella, United States

3 April 2012 at 1:16am

I KNOW THE song LITTLE SALLY WALKER it goes like this little sally walker walken down the st. she said hmhmhmhmhmhmhmhmhm switch. wierd song about the cring !

Vote Down Vote Up

Gina, United States

19 January 2012 at 6:34pm

I grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We used to sing this song and play this game, but the lyrics were "Little Sally Walker, Sitting in a saucer Crying and weeping For someone to come Rise up Sally, Wipe away your tears Turn to the East, Sally Turn to the West, Sally Turn to the one that You love best!

Vote Down Vote Up

Zakiyyah, Georgia

15 January 2012 at 12:04am

i just want to see little sally walker lyrics this is half i want the whole:little sally walker walking down the street she did know what to so she stop in front me and hey girl do your thing do your thing swicthhey girl do your thing do your thing swicth!this is not the website everbody go to google and do not go here if you wind up going here just go back this is not it

Vote Down Vote Up

Morgan, United States

28 December 2011 at 4:50pm

i new as(Little Sally Walker walking down the street(clap clap)did'nt know what to do so she jumped in front of me and siad "Hey girl do yo thing, Do yo thing,Switch" repeat 1 more time)and if it was a guy we sang Little Jimy Walker, and so on.Oh and why does it say What is 2 plus 5 this is a simple test to ensure your're a human?

Vote Down Vote Up

Marshell, United States

7 January 2011 at 7:07pm

The orignal in the slavery days is different, this song has gotten changed over time.

Vote Down Vote Up

Meighan, Stone Mountain, Ga

20 April 2010 at 3:03pm

This isn't the version that I heard growing up. We sang "Little Sally Walker walking down the street, hey, hey she didn't know what to do so she jumped infront of you.( she jumps in front of person of her choice), we say " gon girl shake that thang, shake that thang, stop, Turn to the east turn to the west, turn to the person that you like the best. ( she spins with eyes closed and point to anothe girl in the circle.

Vote Down Vote Up

Megan, Rome Oh

6 February 2010 at 1:49pm

this isn't the origanl

Leave a Comment

This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.