Boys and Girls Come Out To Play,


Boys and girls come out to play,
The moon does shine as bright as day
Come with a hoop, and come with a call,
Come with a good will or not at all.

Loose your supper, and loose your sleep,
Come to your playfellows in the street.
Up the ladder and down the wall.
A halfpenny loaf will serve us all.
But when the loaf is gone, what will you do?

Those who would eat must work - 'tis true.

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The girls and boys enjoy some pudding in this version

Girls and boys, come out to play,
The moon doth shine as bright as day;
Leave your supper, and leave your sleep,
And come with your playfellows into the street.
Come with a whoop, come with a call,
Come with a good will or not at all.
Up the ladder and down the wall,
A half-penny roll will serve us all.
You find milk, and I’ll find flour,
And we’ll have a pudding in half an hour.


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Emerson, Cook Islands

24 October 2016 at 6:56am

Muchos Gracias for your blog post. Awesome.

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Darrence, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

18 July 2016 at 8:34am

That's an inigoenus way of thinking about it.

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Misie, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

11 November 2015 at 1:11am

The genius store cadlle, they're running out of you.

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Alpha Skua, USA

29 April 2015 at 8:39pm

Sounds like a old english becuase it mentions Halfpenny

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