Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Girls and Boys Come Out to Play

Part of our nursery rhymes series.

Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Girls and Boys Come Out to Play.

Original Printed Score

This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high enough quality to print in full size so we have provided a PDF file transcription below.

Printable PDF Transcription

This PDF file contains the transcribed music and lyrics. It can be downloaded at the link below.

MP3 Audio

Listen to the MP3 audio file below.


Girls and boys come out to play,
The moon doth shine as bright as day
Leave your supper and leave your sleep
And join your play-fellows down the street.

Come with a whoop and come with a call
And come with a good-will or not at all
Up the ladder and down the wall
A half penny loaf will serve us all.