Row! Row! Row!


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Row! Row! Row!

Words by William Jerome Music by Jimmie V. Monaco Hear this song sung by Arthur Collins (c.1913) from Collected Works of Arthur Collins part 1 at archive.org. Hear Brian Hefferan sing his 2004 version from his Everybody's Doin' It album. View original 1912 sheet music from the Lester S. Levy Collection at Johns Hopkins University.
[Verse 1] C Young Johnnie Jones he had a cute little boat C G7 And all the girlies he would take for a float C D7 G7 He had girlies on the shore, sweet little peaches by the score C But Johnnie was a Wisenheimer you know A7 Dm His steady girl was Flo D7 G D7 G7 And every Sunday afternoon she'd jump in his boat and they would spoon [Chorus] C And then he'd row, row, row, way up the river F He would row, row, row. A hug he'd give her G7 Then he'd kiss her now and then, she would tell him when C G7 He'd fool around and fool around, and then they'd kiss again C And then he'd row, row, row, a little further F A7 Dm He would row, oh! oh! oh! oh! F C A7 Then he'd drop both his oars, take a few more encores D7 G7 C And then he'd row, row, row [Verse 2] C Right in his boat he had a cute little seat C G7 And every kiss he stole from Flo was so sweet C D7 G7 And he knew just how to row, He was a rowing Romeo C He knew an island where the trees were so grand A7 Dm He knew just where to land D7 G D7 G7 Then tales of love he'd tell to Flo until it was time for them to go.