In 1729 this song appeared in a ballad-opera by the name of Polly. It was a sequel to the Beggar's Opera. The song was a popular tune into the 1770s.
The following lines are known.
Girls and boys come out to play, The moon doth shine as bright as day;
Leave your supper and leave your sleep, And come to your playfellows down the street.
Come with a whoop, come with a call, Come with goodwill or not at all.
Up the ladder and down the wall, A half-penny roll will serve us all.