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


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

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