Little Sally Walker (sitting on a saucer)


(Folk song)

Little Sally Walker sitting on a saucer
Crying and a-weeping over all she’s done.
Rise Sally ride, wipe the tears from your eyes
Put your hands on your hips,
Let your backbone slip
Shake it to the east
Shake it to the east
Shake it to the very one
That you love the best

Circle Game

Formation: Students stand in a circle with “Sally” sitting in the center of the circle.

Ms. 1-8 = Students circle to the right.
Ms. 9-10 = Students stop moving and raise both hands up as “Sally” stands up. Ms. 11-12 = “wipe the tears,” pantomime wiping tears. 
Ms. 13-14 = “Hands on your hips” = hands on hips
Ms. 15-16 = “Backbone slip” = lean over
Ms. 17-20 = Shake hips
Ms. 21-24 = “Sally” closes eyes, points finger, and turn in place. Whoever “Sally” is pointing to on the last note is the new “Sally.”


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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