Bobby Shafto for cello and piano


This continues a series of arrangements for various instruments with piano accompaniment
of my Folksong Snapshots
This second piece – Bobby Shaftoe – is based on the traditional English folk song about a sailor
who leaves his girlfriend for the seafaring life, but she is still hoping for his return
This is the second of seven pieces for the same combinations of instruments
for each of my “Folksong Snapshots”
The complete series comprises:
1. Gilderoy
2. Bobby Shaftoe
3. David of the White Rock
4. Hunting the Hare
5. I have a bonnet
6. The Scottish banana
7. A Hoe-Down in The Ash Grove