Bobby Shaftoe nursery rhyme

Boat in sea

Singing a nursery rhyme is a great way to bond with your little one and support their language development.

Have a go at following the song lyrics and watch the video for the music below:

Bobby Shaftoe nursery rhyme lyrics

Bobby Shaftoe’s gone to sea,
With 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 love for evermore,
Bonny Bobby Shaftoe.

Watch the video