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Row Row Row Your Boat

This is one of the most popular nursery songs ever.



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

Row, row, row your boat
Gently 'cross the lake
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life's a piece of cake

Row, row, row your boat
Soft without a sound,
But careful if you stand up
Or we'll go upside-down!

Row, row, row your boat
Gently up the creek
If you see a little mouse
Don't forget to squeak!

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 to the shore
If you see a lion there
Don’t forget to roar!


More verses (as with many other songs, the possibilities with this one are limitless!)

Rock, rock, rock your boat
Gently to and fro.
Look out, give a shout!
Into the water you go! (pretend to make a big splash)

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the lake
But if you see a little snake
Don't forget to shake! (shake body)

Row, row, row your boat
Gently in the sea.
Along came a (marine animal - ie shark, fish, octopus...),
To ride along with me

A snowy version (less applicable in sunny California):
Rock, rock, rock your sled
Gently through the snow
Faster, faster, faster, faster
Down the hill we go!


Using Different Adverbs:
...Quickly down the stream
...Slowly down the stream
...Quietly down the stream
...Loudly down the stream


Other Ideas:
Rock, rock, rock your boat....
Sail, sail, sail your boat....
Ride, ride, ride your bike, gently up the hill, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, we won't take a spill - whoops!
Flap, flap, flap your wings, flap them up so high, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, fly them to the sky - wheee!