Boys And Girls Come Out To Play

Album: Children's Songs (1708)


  • Also known as "Girls And Boys Come Out To Play," this traditional English nursery rhyme is also a folk song. It was collected by librarian Steve Roud and is number 5452 in the Roud Folk Song Index. The most common version is from 1708, as collected by James Halliwell-Phillipps. It has of course been published and recorded countless times, including an arrangement as "Girls And Boys Come Out To Play" by G. A. Macfarren (1813-87), published by Novello & Co in 1901.
  • A snatch of this was included in the George Formby song "I'm The Ukulele Man." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2


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