8. Come Out To Play

Solomon Grundy

Lyrics: Come Out To Play

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.

Song

The verse may date back to the time when children were expected to work during the daylight hours, and play was reserved for late in the evening.