The original Bobby Shafto has been identified with a resident of Hollybrook, County Wicklow, Ireland, who died in 1737. (source)


(Folk song)

Bobby Shafto’s gone to sea,
Silver buckles on his knee.
He’ll come back and marry me.
Bonnie Bobby Shafto!

Recorder Notes E, G, A

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