Michael Row The Boat Ashore
Pete Seeger (Children's) Lyrics


Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah
Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah

The river is deep and the river is wide, hallelujah
Green pastures on the other side, hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah
Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah

Jordan's river is chilly and cold, hallelujah
Chills the body but not the soul, hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah
Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah

The river is deep and the river is wide, hallelujah
Milk and honey on the other side, hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah
Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah

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Written by: DAVID FISHER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Larry Ewashen

REMEMBERING PETE SEEGER

I dreamed I saw Pete Seeger last night - As live as you and me
Said I: But Pete, you’re dead and gone - I never died said he
I’m with you when the people sing - And bring us all in harmony
The place where people meet in peace - Is where I will always be
It was 94 years of ups and downs - But I had a spark to carry on
And a long road trekked with many friends - Never without a song
Forward for the rights of men - And dignity wide and far
And not just for the money - Not just to be a star
But as fame and fortune beckoned - I fought for causes dear to me
And the songs from all the humble folk - Were now revealed for all to see
I was the Johnny Appleseed - Saving the people’s song
When they didn't come to me - I searched them out, brought them along
I was asked if I sang for the commie camp - I sang where ever people listened
I offered to sing for them too, but they wouldn't let my banjo glisten
So they banned me from the air waves - I played out on the street
Schools, stages, camps and union rallies - Where ever people meet
The good music in this world may save the planet - If we take time to hear the beat
And the toilers and the righteous - Will meet at God’s all mighty seat
We made an audience for: People’s music of the world
And joining in unison - The flag of brotherhood unfurled
So where people of good will are gathered - To share food and to sing
I’ll never die, I’ll be there too - And you’ll hear my banjo ring . . .



All comments from YouTube:

Kathleen Long

My very conservative Dad had "The Pete Seeger Songbook" and used to play the guitar (and tried to learn the banjo) when I was a child in the 60s. I remember him playing this one in particular.

lee koss

I think that I may have had a Pete Seeger songbook in HS (small trade-book size hardback) OR a Woodie Guthrie songbook. I taught myself folk guitar then. Now in Covid time, I am taking guitar lessons on Zoom and learning skills that I didn’t even know about then!

lee koss

A happy memory for you!

Jamie Stowe

I had the same experience. My folks were fairly conservative yet we love Pete Seeger. It was a hard balance at times.

gayboyzig

Pete's socialist leanings were really ideas at that time. Today, thanks to the hypocritical evangelicals, they're blasphemous.

thrisbt1

Jordan's river is chilly and cold,
Chills the body, but not the soul

Avis Swope

MILK & HONEY ON THE OTHER SIDE

hobby gamer

Pfffftt figures

Paul Russell

@sialraya not a chance.

sialraya

@Paul Russell Do you reckon Israel would allow Seeger to perform in Bethlehem or even the West Bank, if he were alive and tried, today?

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