January 21, 2013 by kitcac
Everyone surely knows the words to Row Row Row Your Boat, well, the first verse at least.
But once you’ve merrily rowed down the stream, what then?
Apparently, in some verses you can meet a variety of animals, as if the stream goes through a zoo. It makes me think of the Venetian Hotel in Vegas, but maybe my brain works in a different way to most people. And not only can you meet different animals, you can row down/across different watercourses.
So you can row gently down the stream and see a crocodile, but don’t forget to scream. Or you could row down the river and see a polar bear, but don’t forget to shiver.
In the final verse, which is my favourite, you can row across the puddle and see a teddy bear, but don’t forget to cuddle. Awwwww!
Stavros was singing it tonight, not to JWop, just to himself. He inadvertently came up with a lovechild verse, which is a hodge-podge of all the other verses. You might enjoy singing along at home:
Row, row, row your boat
Gently across the puddle
If you see a crocodile
Don’t forget to struggle!
Hmmm, I don’t think that this version will be making its way to Baby Bounce And Rhyme just yet….