Bye, Baby Bunting – Fonn 4

Bye, baby bunting,
Daddy's gone a-hunting,
He's gone to get a rabbit skin,
To wrap the baby bunting in!

There are at least 3 different versions of this nursery rhyme. This version dates from 1784*. The word ‘bunting’ is a term of endearment that may also imply ‘plump’.**

NameBye, Baby Bunting – Fonn 4
Amount of Notes4
Range (in semitones)6
Tune TypeNursery Rhyme
Original LanguageEnglish
Alternate names

*Pamela Conn Beall, Susan Hagen Nipp (2002). Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies, p.50. Penguin Publishing Group. ISBN 9780843177664.