Nursery Rhymes (Songs): Singing row, row, row your boat. Different verses I could find…

 

If you are anything like me, you never knew there were so many verses to Row, row, row your boat. Seriously, how many? For the benefit of new parents everywhere, I have collated a whole load of verses from this nursery rhyme, thanks mainly to Wikipedia and Mumsnet. To be honest most of them came from Mumsnet and the baby group I went to.

Scroll down for the a Youtube video of me singing the various row, row, row your boat verses to my baby. I apologise most profusely for the indignity your ears will be feeling!

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Variations on Row, row, row your boat:

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

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream,
If you see a crocodile,
Don’t forget to scream.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the Nile,
If you see a camel,
Don’t forget to smile.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the river,
If you see a polar bear,
Don’t forget to shiver.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently to the shore,
If you see a lion there,
Don’t forget to roar!

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the creek,
If you see a little mouse,
Don’t forget to squeak.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently over the waterfall,
If you see a telephone,
Don’t forget to call.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently over the weir,
If you see a public house,
Don’t forget the beer.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently across the lake,
If you see a jellyfish,
Don’t forget to shake.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently under the bridges,
If you see an insect cloud,
Watch out for the midges!

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the brook,
If you see a skinny dipper,
Don’t forget to look.

Rock, rock, rock the boat,
Gently to and fro,
If you do it hard enough,
Into the water you go.

Row, row, row the boat,
Gently in the bath,
If you see a spider,
Don’t forget to laugh.

Row, row, row the boat,
Gently as can be,
‘Cause if you’re not careful,
You’ll fall into the sea!

Row, row, row the boat,
Gently down the stream,
Throw your teachers overboard,
And listen to them scream!

Propel, propel, propel your craft,
Softly down the liquid solution,
Happilly, Happilly, Happilly, Happilly,
Existence is but an illusion.

Rock, rock, rock the boat,
Gently down the shore,
If you see a dinosaur,
Don’t forget to roar.

Row, row, row your boat,
Away from all your troubles,
If you see them following you,
Better blow some bubbles!

Row row row the boat,
Gently under the stream,
Ha ha, fooled you,
I’m a submarine!

Row, row, row your boat,
Quickly out to sea,
When you’ve sailed the ocean long,
Just come home to me.

Row, row, row the boat,
Gently over the lagoon,
If you look up to the sky,
You will see the moon.

Row, row, row the boat,
Gently over the sea,
Can you see the pretty fish,
Swim from you to me?

Shunt, shunt, shunt the train,
Gently down the track,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Up the line and back.

Drive, drive, drive your car,
Quickly down the road,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
With a heavy load.

Row, row, row the boat,
Gently on the tide,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
To the other side.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently in the bath,
If you see a tall giraffe,
Don’t forget to laugh.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently out to sea,
If you see a big blue whale,
Invite him home to tea.

Row, row, row your ferry,
Gently ‘cross the Channel,
Up and down, over the bumps,
Like a giddy camel.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently out to sea,
If you see a mermaid,
Give her a kiss from m.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently to the cave,
If you see a friendly bear,
Don’t forget to wave.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently to the cave,
We’re all getting tired now,
It’s been a long long day.

Singing this nursery rhyme song to my little one, was the most fun I had in the beginning. I like pop songs but I do think that nursery rhyme songs have their place. Especially when you see the smiles erupting from their cute baby faces!

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