The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21766   Message #232937
Posted By: Callie
24-May-00 - 02:33 AM
Thread Name: Origins of Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Subject: RE: Origins of Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Oh no! Our attempt to infiltrate the earthlings' psyches has been thwarted! -Zoot (from Mars)

The Australian version of "Row Your Boat" is called "Kookaburra Sits" - a little longer than "Row" but the melody is similar, and it's the best known Australian round.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree Merry merry king of the bush is he Laugh kookaburra laugh kookaburra Gay your life must be.

I am seeing two dear friends tonight who store all kinds of musical miscellany in their brains, so I will ask about "Row".