“Bye Baby Bunting”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1784 (Gammar Gurton's Garland, according to Opie-Oxford2)
Keywords: nonballad baby hunting family
Found in: US(Ap,SE) Britain(England) Jamaica

Description

"Bye, baby bunting, Daddy's gone a-hunting To get a little rabbit skin To wrap the baby bunting in." "Sister stayed at home To rock-a-bye-a-baby bunting. Mama stayed at home To bake a cake for baby bunting."

References

  1. BrownIII 112, "Bye Baby Bunting" (assorted stanzas from sundry collections)
  2. Opie-Oxford2 25, "Bye, baby bunting" (2 texts)
  3. Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #551, p. 226, "(Bee baw bunting)"
  4. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 243, (no title) (1 short text)
  5. Roud #11018
  6. BI, Br3112