Who sings the scat song containing the lyrics "row row row your boat gently down the stream"?

There is a song that I hear on the radio containing mostly scatting, but at the end she sings "row row row your boat gently down the stream, merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream". I would really like to figure out the name of this song and who sings it? Thanks so much for your help!

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  • 9 years ago
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    The name of the song is Row, Row, Row Your Boat. I`m not sure about the singer of this song because this is a traditional song and I`m used to hear it when I`m small. It`s a rhymes song for children basically. Here`s the lyrics:

    Down by the river, the old log hut stands

    Where Mamma and Daddy once dwelt

    And the old oak latch that was worn by the hands

    And the church where in prayer they knelt

    Row, row, row your boat

    Gently down the stream

    For all that is past is over, you know

    And the future is but a dream

    Time and its rapid remorseless plan

    Has furrowed our brows with care

    And the icy touch of its withered hand

    Has slivered our locks of hair

    Row, row, row your boat

    Gently down the stream

    For all that is past is over, you know

    And the future is but a dream

    Our children have grown and have children of their own

    I hear their voices echo still

    And the old rocking horse sits quiet on the porch

    As we listen to the wishful whippoorwill

    Row, row, row your boat

    Gently down the stream

    For all that is past is over, you know

    And the future is but a dream

    Tall grass is growing over the master's grave

    But the river keeps rolling on

    And the birds and the bees from the blossoms and the trees

    Keep singing this same old song

    Row, row, row your boat

    Gently down the stream

    For all that is past is over, you know

    And the future is but a dream

    For all that is past is over, you know

    And the future is but a dream

    **********

    ALTERNATE VERSION:

    Down by the river our log hut stands

    Where father and mother once dwelt

    And the old door latch that was worn by our hands

    And the church where in prayer we knelt

    Years, years have passed since that happy time

    And the river is rolling along

    And the rippling sound on the mossy bank

    Is singing the same old song

    Row, row, row your boat

    Gently down the stream

    All that's past is gone, you know

    The future's but a dream

    There stands the tree we used to climb

    And the mill with its rolling din

    And the old wharf boat, there it used to float

    Where the school boys used to swim

    High grass grows on the master's grave

    And the river keeps rolling along;

    And the birds and the bees, the blossoms, the trees

    Are singing the same old song

    Row, row, row your boat

    Gently down the stream

    All that's past is gone, you know

    The future's but a dream

    **********

    POPULAR MODERN VERSION:

    Row, row, row your boat

    Gently down the stream

    Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

    Life is but a dream

    **********

    POPULAR MODERN CHILDREN'S VERSES:

    Row, row, row the boat

    Gently down the stream

    If you see a crocodile

    Don't forget to scream

    Row, row, row the boat

    Gently down the stream

    Throw your teachers overboard

    And listen to them scream

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