Girls and boys, come out to play (George Alexander Macfarren)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-13)  CPDL #77246:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-13).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 422 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Girls and boys, come out to play
Composer: George Alexander Macfarren
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongMadrigalNursery-rhyme

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1881 Hutchings & Romer
Description: Three Madrigals set to Nursery Rhymes No. 2

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Original text and translations

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Girls and Boys come out to play,
The moon doth shine as bright as day;
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 bun will serve us all;
You buy milk and I'll buy flour,
And we’ll have a pudding in half an hour.