Row, Row, Row Your Boat..

July 15, 2008

Have you ever thought about the lyrics of the song Row, Row, Row Your Boat ?

The composer said ‘row’ three times – in other words, he meant it. Get moving.

But do it gently.. meaning ‘without harm’.

Down the streamwith the flow of Universal energy. With the flow of consciousness.

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, four times. He’s saying ‘be joyful’.

Life is but a dream. And each of us has our own individual dream.

What are you waiting for, my friends? Let’s start singing now…

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

This post is inspired by LB’s comment in my post, See.

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14 Responses to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat..”

  1. day-dreamer Says:

    True.

    Row row row your boat~

    *Joins D-D*

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


  2. There’s another part to that rhyme involving a crocodile and screaming. Correct me if I’m wrong…

    I like “On top of old smokey” rhyme the best. My fav when in school. Hehehe…

    Ditto, PinknPurpleLizard. πŸ™‚

    Here are the additional verses:

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

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

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

    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 your boat
    Gently down the lake
    Don’t stand up and rock the boat
    That’s a big mistake!


  3. I honestly never dissected the lyrics that way, but thanks for putting a fresh new perspective to the song!

    The pleasure is mine, Giddy Tigress. πŸ˜€

  4. cheepee Says:

    *putting on life jacket* come on lets do it ..

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

    *joins Cheepee*

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


  5. Yess! It’s my most favourite song. I still sing it often.

    It fills my heart with joy right away, never fails …

    WOW! I’m glad to hear that, Andie. πŸ˜€

  6. BossCat Says:

    *cloudy*

    looks like going to rain… too many ppl singing..

    Rain or shine.. nothing’s gonna stop me singing, BossCat. πŸ˜›

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

  7. Dabido Says:

    Roe Roe Roe is fish eggs! lol

    Row, row row your boat
    Gently under stream,
    ha ha I tricked you,
    Mines a submarine! πŸ™‚

    I would have thought you would sing it like this, Dabs… πŸ˜›

    Row, row, row your boat,
    Gently down the stream. or Underneath the stream.”
    Ha! Ha! Fool’d ya all!
    I’m a submarine. πŸ˜†

  8. mistipurple Says:

    row row row my sampan
    gently down the big longkang

    ok, i am thinking of laksa too much. hehe

    Why not the Singapore River, Misti? πŸ˜›

  9. Dabido Says:

    Row, Row, Row your boat,
    Gently up Sh*t creek,
    Oh no! My paddle! It’s got stuck!
    My paddle, it’s sinking … sinking under … gone!
    Oh gees, where are we now? πŸ™‚

    *continues for Dabs* πŸ˜›

    Row, row, row your boat..

  10. yhen Says:

    nice thoughts…

    love to row my boat, too.

    slowly but surely!

    I agree, Yhen.. just take it slow & steady. πŸ™‚

  11. Tine Says:

    Row row row your boat
    Gently down the stream
    If you see a crocodile
    Don’t forget to scream *boo!*

    *encores Tine’s boo!* πŸ˜›

  12. x5 Says:

    cute! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks, Babe. πŸ™‚

  13. Dabido Says:

    Row, row row your boat,
    Or it’s over the water fall,
    Keep paddling as fast as you can,
    Or else …
    A
    R
    G
    H
    H
    H
    H
    H
    !!!!

    There goes, Dabs… *looks down the waterfall* πŸ˜†

  14. trinity Says:

    Okay.. I will live my life merrily merrily merrily merrily today!! thanks sis!! *hugs*

    ps. LB is such an inspiration, isn’t he? I miss him!

    I’m sure he misses you too, Trinity. πŸ˜‰

    *hugs*


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