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Most sources cite a County Durham origin for this song. There was an MP called Robert Shaftoe (1730-1777) who used it, with new words on the end, in his campaign for parliament. I can't quite reconcile this with the fact that it is a Sea Shanty

Bobby Shaftoe's gone to sea 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 ain for ever mair, Bonny Bobby Shaftoe.
Category: Folk Song Duet Featuring Piccolo Traditional Period
Time Signature 2 /4 Key Signature   G Major also featuring Piano Play MP3 using player below.

1    Bobby Shaftoe
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