Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Published: Jul 30, 2014 Updated: Jul 30, 2014

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat is an English language nursery rhyme, and a popular children's song, often sung as a round.

Presented here in two keys. The key of C Major in the open position and the key of D Major in position II.

Melody Road Map

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  • The melody is entirely taken from a major scale.
  • The second phrase is a descending major triad arpeggio from the octave to the root with each melody note a triplet.

This is a simple melody that can be used as a reference fingering and position with the Playing by Ear series of lessons.

Lyrics

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
If you see an alligator,
Don’t forget to scream.
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Throw your teacher overboard
And listen to her scream.

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Ukulele Melody

Reference melody in standard music notation and TAB, in C Major and D Major for use with the Play By Ear lessons series.


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