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"Row, Row, Row Your Boat" Lyrics, Text Format

Four part round with advanced syncopated rhythms in 6/8 time.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta/ ta/ | ta ti ta/ |
    syncopation, | ta ti ta ti | syncopation, |
    | ta/_ti (ti ti) | ta/_ta/ | ti ti ti ti ti ti | (_=tie)
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\So, So\Mi, Mi\Do, Do/So (repeated pitches of a descending tonic arpeggio)
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; tied notes, four part round, singing alone and with others, singing in parts, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti’s), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter
  • Key Words: world geography: England; row, boat, gently, stream, merrily, dream, camp song, scout song

Partner song: “Freres Jacues!”

“Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

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

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