Definition of Bobby Shafto from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Bobby Shafto

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an old children's song, which may have been sung in support of Robert Shafto, a candidate in the British general election in 1761. Many British people know the first verse:
Bobby Shafto's gone to sea,Silver buckles at his knee,He'll come back and marry me,Bonny Bobby Shafto!