How To Play “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” – Notes, Chords, Sheet Music and Activities

Row Row Row your boat piano tutorial.

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Nursery rhyme, U.S.A.

This song’s simple melody and lyrics make it an easy song to sing and play on the piano.

On this page you can find Notes, Chords and Activities for the song, and a Printable PDF for free Download.

If you would like to watch and sing this children’s song with vocals, click here for the sing-along version.

Piano Tutorial Video

Click on the button to watch a sing-along video and download a instrumental mp3 of this song for free.


 

Click on the button to watch a karaoke video and download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.


 

Music Score / sheet music with chords in A

To save this free music sheet of “Row, Row, Row, your boat” to your computer, right click and choose “Save Image As…”.

Row row row your boat_A_singing-bell

 

Music Score / sheet music with chords in C

To save this free music sheet of “Row, Row, Row, your boat” to your computer, right click and choose “Save Image As…”.

Row row row your boat_C_singing-bell


 

Free Printable PDF with Music Sheet and Lyrics

Click on the button to download a PDF file with music score for Row, Row, Row Your Boat with lyrics and a drawing for kids to paint.


 

Teaching ideas

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 singing 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.


In-class Activity

Children sit in pairs opposite to each other, join both hands and sway back and forth in the tempo of the song.

Row, Row, Row your Boat | Free Karaoke Nursery Rhymes

 

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