Row Row Row Your Boat

This is a detour from my rock theme because I wanted to experiment with other sources of nursery rhyme music. Royalty free music licenses is quite a tricky topic and I’ll explain what I mean by this in a later blog post.

If you haven’t heard of Fiverr you should check out their website. It’s where people offer some very creative and often amazing services all for a fiver. Yael, the talented young lady who sang the vocals is unfortunately no longer a member of Fiverr.

Row Row Row Your Boat may have originally arisen out of American minstrelsy, the modern tune was first recorded with the lyrics in 1881. The lyrics have often been used as a metaphor for life’s difficult choices.

The final line, “life is but a dream”, is perhaps the most meaningful. With a religious point of view, life and the physical plane may be regarded as having equivalent value as that of a dream, such that troubles are seen in the context of a lesser reality once one has awakened.

Little Rockstar – Music for young children

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