kids encyclopedia robot

Bye, baby Bunting facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
"Bye, baby Bunting"
Byebabybunting.jpg
Sheet music
Nursery rhyme
Published 1784
Songwriter(s) Unknown
Audio sample

"Bye, baby Bunting" (Roud 11018) is a popular English-language nursery rhyme and lullaby.

Lyrics and Melody

The most common modern version is:

Bye, baby Bunting,
Daddy's gone a-hunting,
Gone to get a rabbit skin
To wrap the baby Bunting in.

When matched to the melody:

<scoreĀ %vorbis="1"%%T257066% lang="lilypond"> \relative c' { \time 3/4 e2. | d2 f4 | e2. | d2. | e2 e4 | d2 f4 | e2. | c2 c4 | e2. | d2 f4 | e2. | d2. | e2 e4 | d2 f4 | e2. | c2 r4 \bar "|." } \addlyrics { Bye, ba- by Bun- ting, Dad- dy's gone a- hunt- ing, - Gone-to get a rabbit skin To-wrap the ba- by Bunting in. }

</score>

Origins

The expression bunting is a term of endearment that may also imply 'plump'. A version of the rhyme was published in 1731 in England. A version in Songs for the Nursery 1805 had the longer lyrics:

Bye, baby Bunting,
Father's gone a-hunting,
Mother's gone a-milking,
Sister's gone a-silking,
Brother's gone to buy a skin
To wrap the baby Bunting in.
kids search engine
Bye, baby Bunting Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.