Song of the Month

June 2003

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Row Your Boat, and Things That Go

The additional lyrics to this old favorite came about when I was looking for songs for my Mother Goose Guitar songbook. I wanted a beginning guitar song that was easy to play, but had activities for the children. This turned out to be a hit! Children can act out the verses, or can hold up pictures of the vehicles or put felt shapes on the flannel board while you sing.
And be sure to ask for their ideas for additional verses!

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1.  Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream

                                    E7                      A
     
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream


2.  Ride, ride, ride the bus merrily down the street.
     Pay the driver, get on board and kindly take a seat!

3.  Drive, drive, drive the truck to the park today.
     Dump the sand into the box so everyone can play.
 

4.  Drive, drive, drive the fire engine round about
     Climb the ladder, spray the water, put the fire out  

5.  Fly, fly, fly the plane up into the sky
     Wave to people down below as we’re passing by

6.  Ride, ride, ride the train up the hills and down
     Passing through the countryside and passing through the
     towns.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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