Row, row, row your boat


Nursery rhyme, U.S.A.

“Row, Row, Row your boat” was first recorded as a modern tune in 1881 by Eliphalet Oram Lyte, although it is not clear if he is the composer or adapter of the melody. The song has been heard several times in films and TV programs (Star Trek V, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dirty Harry, HBO’s series Oz and Deadwood, MTV series Teen Wolf, etc.).

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“Row, Row, Row your boat” lyrics

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

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“Row, Row, Row your boat”  Teaching idea

This is one more round (see also “Frère Jacques”,  “Banuwa”, “Kookaburra” and “Jack and Jill”). That means that the melody can be sung exactly the same by more voices, entering one after the other.For this specific song the round comes every one or every two measures.

When teaching a round, or a canon, try to let the children sing by themselves, turn your back to them and start sing the second voice without having explained exactly what was going to happen.

Some of them will keep their voice, others will follow the teacher, but the song sounds already in two voices. At this point you can teach the concept of the canon or round more easily , depending on the age and the level of the class.


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