Bobby Shaftoe (William Whittaker)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-10)  CPDL #44935:        (Sibelius 8)
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2017-06-10).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Bobby Shaftoe
Composer: William Whittaker

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1914
Description: Originally publish Stainer and Bell.

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Original text and translations

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Bobby Shaftoe's gone to sea,
Silver buckles on his knee
He'll come back and marry me,
Bonny Bobby Shaftoe.

Bobby Shaftoe's bright and fair,
Combing down his yellow hair;
He's my ain for evermair,
Bonny Bobby Shaftoe.