Origin Of Row Row Row Your Boat Nursery Rhyme

"Row Row Row Your Boat" is a truly simple and sweet nursery rhyme, which you can enjoy with your little ones. The rhyme can leave the kids smiling and lift the spirits and keep them entertained during their leisure hours.
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Let's study more about this fun song, including it's origin, lyrics, author and more. 

"Row Row Row Your Boat" is one of the most enjoyed and well known English language nursery rhymes and popular kids' songs. The rhyme is often accompanied by delightful actions. Kids sit opposite one another and "row" forward and backward with joined hands. 


It is believed that "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" rhyme may have originally arisen out of American minstrelsy. The author or composer of the song is not known. Earliest version of the song dates back to 1852 and the published lyrics were similar to those used today. But the song was sung in a different tune. 

Two years later, the nursery rhyme was reprinted again with the same lyrics but with a different tune. The tune which is used today was first recorded in 1881.

Lyrics to Row Row Row Your Boat nursery rhyme

The most common modern version uses the following lyrics:

Row row row your boat

gently down the stream

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

Life is such a dream

Additional Verses 

Additional verses are used by the people in many parts of the world to make it funny, interesting and entertaining or with an intent to extend the rhyme. 

In Bean, Rowan Atkinson (Mr.Bean) and Peter MacNicol (David Langley) had sung the rhyme with additional version which is as follows:

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 stream.

Throw your teacher overboard

And listen to her scream.

So learn lyrics to your favorite children's song, "Row Row Row Your Boat" and have fun singing along with your friends! The rhyme allows the kids to experience a joyful boat ride, which is gently moving down the stream.