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Bye baby bunting


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.

Cry, baby bunting,
Daddy’s gone a-hunting,
Gone to get a rabbit skin
To wrap the baby bunting in.
Yet another (longer) version is:

Bye, baby bunting.
Daddy's gone a hunting,
To get a little rabbit skin
To wrap his baby bunting in.
Bye, baby bunting.
Daddy's gone a hunting,
To get a little lambie skin
To wrap his baby bunting in.
Bye, baby bunting.
Daddy's gone a hunting,
A rosy wisp of cloud to win
To wrap his baby bunting in .
Also known as Cry Baby Bunting.

Bye, baby bumpkin
Where’s Tony Lumpkin
My lady’s on her death-bed,
For eating half a pumpkin.
Bye, baby bower
My mom has plenty power
Eyes and ears and momic
Are all in her stomach!






History:

The original available account, as recognized to date, appeared in England in 1784, with opening line "Cry baby bunting," a label by which the poem is occasionally called. "Bye, baby bunting" is a nursery school poem. There are quite a few variants. The poem was remarkably and sarcastically illustrated by the famous British artist, Randolph Caldecott.