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"Bye Baby Bunting" is a lullaby and a nursery rhyme.

Bye, Baby Bunting

Bye, Baby Bunting - Mama Lisa's House of English Nursery Rhymes, Intro Image

Bye, baby bunting,
Daddy's gone a-hunting,
To get a little rabbit skin*
To wrap the baby bunting in.
The words to the version in the mp3 below can be found at the beginning of the Song Notes.

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*Or hare skin (which is the old way to say it).

Here's a longer version from The Only True Mother Goose Melodies (published and copyrighted in Boston in 1833 by Munroe & Francis), and it can also be found in Mother Goose, The Original Volland Edition (1915), edited and arranged by Eulalie Osgood Grover and illustrated by Frederick Richardson:

Bye, Baby bunting,
Father's gone a-hunting,
Mother's gone a-milking,
Sister's gone a-silking,
And Brother's gone to buy a skin
To wrap the Baby bunting in.

Here's a slightly different version from Traditional Nursery Songs of England with Pictures by Eminent Modern Artists, edited by Felix Summerly (1843):

Bye baby bunting,
Father's gone a hunting,
To get a little rabbit-skin,
To lap his little baby in.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The illustration is from The Only True Mother Goose Melodies (published and copyrighted in Boston in 1833 by Munroe & Francis). Thanks to Monique Palomares for the midi and score.

Sung by Ruth Golding.

Recited by Kara.

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