Bye, Baby Bunting – Fonn 1

Bye, baby bunting,
Daddy's gone a-hunting,
To get a little rabbit skin,
To wrap my baby bunting in!
Bye, baby bunting,
Daddy's gone a-hunting!

There are at least 3 different versions of this nursery rhyme, which dates from approximately 1731. The word ‘bunting’ is a term of endearment that may also imply ‘plump’.* This version is from “What the Children Sing”, published by Augener Ltd., London, circa 1915.

NameBye, Baby Bunting – Fonn 1
Amount of Notes7
Range (in semitones)11
Tune TypeNursery Rhyme
Original LanguageEnglish
Alternate names