Bobby Shafto

Bobby Shafto's gone to sea,
Silver buckles at his knee;
He'll come back and marry me,
Bonny Bobby Shafto!

Boby Shafto's tall and slim
Always dressed so neat and trim
The lasses they all smile at him
Bonnie Bobby Shafto!

Bobby Shafto's gone to sea
Silver buckles on his knee
He'll come home and marry me
Bonnie Bobby Shafto!

Bobby Shafto's bright and fair,
Combing down his yellow hair;
He's my love forever more,
Bonny Bobby Shafto!

Test Yourself[edit]

1 What's Bobby Shafto going to do when he gets home?

We will go shopping together!
He is going to marry me!
He's going to go on holiday!
He's going to learn to drive!

2 Why do the lassies (girls) all smile at Bobby Shafto?

Because Bobby Shafto is short and fat.
Because he is very untidy.
Because he is very shy.
Because he's fair and handsome.

3 Where do the happy couple say goodbye?|type="()"

At the train station.
At the shopping centre.
On the boat quay.
At the airport.