Bye Baby Bunting Nursery Rhyme Lyrics and Printable

“Bye Baby Bunting” is a traditional English nursery rhyme that has been popular for over 200 years. The rhyme is often used as a lullaby to put young children to sleep.

The rhyme tells the story of a baby who is being wrapped up in a warm rabbit skin by their father, who has gone hunting to get the fur. The phrase “bye baby bunting” is often used to mean “goodbye” or “sleep well.”

While the origins of the rhyme are unclear, it is believed to have originated in England in the late 18th or early 19th century. The simple melody and repetitive lyrics have made it a favourite among parents and children for generations.

Three animated babies swaddled and wrapped

Lyrics for Bye Baby Bunting

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

Bye, baby Bunting,
Daddy’s gone a-hunting,
Gone to get a lamb skin
To wrap the baby Bunting.

Bye, O baby bunting
Daddy’s gone a hunting
A rosy wisp of cloud to win
To wrap his baby bunting

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