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Row row row the Boat


Row, row, row the boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Row, row, row the boat
Gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile
Don't forget to scream

Row, row, row the boat
Gently down the river
If you see a polar bear
Don't forget to shiver

Row, row, row the boat
Gently to the shore
If you see a lion
Don't forget to roar

Row, row, row the boat
Gently in the bath
If you see a spider
Don't forget to laugh

Row, row, row the boat
Gently as can be
'Cause if you're not careful
You'll fall into the sea !





History:

The melody is credited to Eliphalet Oram Lyte in the publishing The Franklin Square Song Collection, which too indicates that he adapted the language. "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" is a verse, and a favorite children's song, frequently sung as a bout. It can too be an 'activity' verse where singers seat opposite one another and 'quarrel' forwards and backward with joined hands.