Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Row Row Row

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1912

Comments

MacIntosh Collection

New York: Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co., 125 W. 43rd St. (1912)

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[Verse 1]
Young Johnnie jones he had a cute little boat,
And all the girlies he would take for a float.
He had girlies on the shore,
Sweet little peaches by the score,
But Johnnie was a Weisen heimer you know
His steady girl was Flo,
And ev’ry Sunday afternoon,
She’d jump in his boat and they would spoon.

[Chorus 1]
And then he’d row, row, row,
Way up the River he would row, row, row,
A hug he’d give her,
Then he’d kiss her now and then,
She would tell him when,
He’s fool around and fool around and then they’d kiss again, and then he’d row, row, row,
A little further he would row, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Then he’d drop both his oars,
Then a few more encores and then he’d row, row, row.

[Verse 2]
Right in his boat he had a cute little seat,
And ev’ry kiss he stole from Flo was sweet.
And he knew just how to row,
He was a rowing Romeo,
He knew an Island where the trees were so grand,
He knew just where to land,
Then tales of love he’d tell to Flo,
Until it was time for them to go.

[Chorus 2]
And then he’d row, row, row,
Way up the River he would row, row, row,
A hug he’d give her,
Then he’d kiss her now and then,
She would tell him when,
He’s fool around and fool around and then they’d kiss again, and then he’d row, row, row,
A little further he would row, oh, oh, oh, oh,
With her head on his breast
Then there’s twenty bars rest and then he’d row, row, row.

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