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!

*option: to visit me.

Recorder Notes E, G, A

See also

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  • Printable Rhythm Visuals
  • Song with chords in 2 keys with Solfege – 2 versions, Lesson ideas, Orff arrangement
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