"Girls and boys come out to play. You must have a holiday. Heigh-o, heigh-o, have a holiday." "If you want hay sweet and fine, Rake it when the sun doth shine. Heigh-o, heigh-o, when the sun doth shine."
Boys and Girls Come Out to Play Complete text(s) *** A *** An English Round From Helen Hartness Flanders & George Brown, Vermont Folk-Songs & Ballads, p. 187. Collected August 1930 from Nellie S. Richmond of Springfield, Vermont. Girls and boys come out to play. We must have a holiday. Heigh-o, heigh-o Have a holiday. If you want hay sweet and fine Rake it when the sun doth shine. Heigh-o, heigh-o When the sun doth shine.
The first line of this occurs in _Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book, Volume II_ (1744?), and the Tommy Thumb text occurs in various texts of the period (see the _Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes_); this may explain why Flanders and Brown call this "An English Round," but I know of no English collections of the actual form in Flanders/Brown. - RBW