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Children playing 'ring around a rosie' in Chicago, 1941.
Children playing "Ring around a Rosie" in Chicago in 1941

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Wilford Jerome Fisher and Ruthie May Farr performing "Little Sally Walker" on May 15, 1939

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Sweetheart Songs
Many children's singing games offer advice on finding a sweetheart. This song, recorded in Louisiana in 1939, was a favorite of African Americans in the South. Listen to this audio clip. What advice are the girls giving Little Sally Walker? Do you know a version of this song today?
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CREDIT: Rosskam, Edwin, photographer. "Children Playing "Ring around a Rosie" in One of the Better Neighborhoods of the Black Belt, Chicago, Illinois." April 1941. America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA and OWI, ca. 1935-1945, Library of Congress.
AUDIO CREDIT: Fisher, Wilford Jerome and Farr, Ruthie May, performers. "Little Sally Walker." May 15, 1939. Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip, Library of Congress.