Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is an English nursery rhyme. It’s also considered an “action” rhyme, as singers often sit opposite of each other, join hands, and pretend to row a boat. The earliest printing of the song is from 1852. The lyrics were very much like the onces we sing today, but the melody was very different. It was first recorded with our modern tune in 1881.

Free Sheet Music
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat | Free Sheet Music for Easy Piano


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

Guitar Chords and Lyrics
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat Lyrics and Guitar Chords

Row, Row, Row Your Boat Sing-Along Video
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat – Sing-Along

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