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ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT (aka THE OLD LOG HUT) (R. Sinclair - 1852) (Re-written by Eliphalet Oram Lyte - 1881) Down by the river, the old log hut stands Where Mamma and Daddy once dwelt And the old oak latch that was worn by the hands And the church where in prayer they knelt Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream For all that is past is over, you know And the future is but a dream Time and its rapid remorseless plan Has furrowed our brows with care And the icy touch of its withered hand Has slivered our locks of hair Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream For all that is past is over, you know And the future is but a dream Our children have grown and have children of their own I hear their voices echo still And the old rocking horse sits quiet on the porch As we listen to the wishful whippoorwill Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream For all that is past is over, you know And the future is but a dream Tall grass is growing over the master's grave But the river keeps rolling on And the birds and the bees from the blossoms and the trees Keep singing this same old song Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream For all that is past is over, you know And the future is but a dream For all that is past is over, you know And the future is but a dream ********** ALTERNATE VERSION: Down by the river our log hut stands Where father and mother once dwelt And the old door latch that was worn by our hands And the church where in prayer we knelt Years, years have passed since that happy time And the river is rolling along And the rippling sound on the mossy bank Is singing the same old song Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream All that's past is gone, you know The future's but a dream There stands the tree we used to climb And the mill with its rolling din And the old wharf boat, there it used to float Where the school boys used to swim High grass grows on the master's grave And the river keeps rolling along; And the birds and the bees, the blossoms, the trees Are singing the same old song Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream All that's past is gone, you know The future's but a dream ********** POPULAR MODERN VERSION: Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily Life is but a dream ********** POPULAR MODERN CHILDREN'S VERSES: Row, row, row the boat Gently down the stream If you see a crocodile Don't forget to scream Row, row, row the boat Gently down the stream Throw your teachers overboard And listen to them scream

    


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