Nursery Ryhme Songs: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is a classic nursery rhyme dating back to 1852. American teacher Eliphalet Oram Lyte is credited with publishing the song in 1881 in the Franklin Square Song Collection.

“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” Lyrics

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

As the world sails by,
We see so many things.
We’re so glad, our hearts swell up.
We’ll sing and sing and sing. 

*2nd verse written by Jenny Phillips

Click the image to download a beautiful PDF of the “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” lyrics!
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Enjoy this beautifully illustrated, heartwarming version
of this favorite nursery rhyme.

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“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is often sung in a round (everyone sings the same song but starts at different times) as a way to teach children various musical styles! 

Print the Row, Row, Row Your Boat lyrics in our free download! 

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Find other nursery rhyme videos on The Good and the Beautiful Kids Channel. 

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  • Terynn

    I didn’t realize there were so many songs released! We are going to start using these songs in our morning Jedi councils! Thank you for providing such excellent resources to help us succeed with homeschooling!!