Boys and Girls Come Out to Play – A Nursery Song with a Rock Rendition

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"Boys and Girls Come out to Play" is a nursery rhyme song that dates back to the 18th century. Here’s a wonderful rendition by Dick Aven, in a gentle rock style. 

The ways to use traditional songs and rhymes need only be limited by your imagination!

MP3 of Boys and Girls Come Out to Play

Here are the words to the rhyme as it’s sung by Dick…

Boys and Girls Come Out to Play

Boys and girls come out to play,
Moon doth shine as bright as day;
Leave your supper, and leave your sleep,
Join your playfellows in the street.
Come with a hoop and come with a call,
Come with a good will or not at all.
Up the ladder and down the wall,
A halfpenny loaf will serve us all.
You find milk, I’ll find flour,
We’ll have a pudding in a half an hour.
You find milk, I’ll find flour,
We’ll have a pudding in a half an hour.
You find milk, I’ll find flour,
We’ll have a pudding in a half an hour.
Boys and girls come out to play,
Moon doth shine as bright as day.

You can hear more Dick Aven Songs on Reverbnation.

You can learn other versions of Girls and Boys Come Out to Play on our song and rhyme page.

Many thanks to Dick Aven for sharing his wonderful rendition of this song with us!

-Mama Lisa

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One Response to “Boys and Girls Come Out to Play – A Nursery Song with a Rock Rendition”

  1. Dick Aven Says:

    Thanks, Mama Lisa! I enjoy bring new life to traditional rhymes. If you’d like to hear more of them, there are a few on my CD “Hinx Minx”. You can get it at here;
    https://itunes.apple.com/gw/album/hinx-minx/id892855140
    ;)

    DA

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