Bye baby bunting
Arranged by D. Commins
(English Traditional)


Bye, baby bunting,
Daddy’s gone a hunting
Gone to get a rabbit skin
To wrap his baby bunting in


Bye baby bunting
Reference

In old English, Lullabies were called Byssinge, with the prefix by meaning sleep.
This cradle song has survived virtually unchanged. A common theme in cradle songs, is a reward for good behaviour; in this case; sleep. Here the baby is promised a soft rabbit skin if he would oblige. The word bunting may either be a kind of bird, a soft, thick cloth, or simply a term of endearment.

(Source: Lullabies of the world by D.B. Commins)