Campfire Songs: Michael, Row the Boat Ashore

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Campfire Songs: Michael, Row the Boat Ashore

 

One of the most popular requests we get from Campfire Blog readers is to post more Campfire Songs… so here we go! Next time you’re out of the house, camping or canoeing, give this song a try:

“Michael, Row the Boat Ashore”: is an African-American spiritual. It was first noted during the American Civil War at St. Helena Island, one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina.

 

 

Allow Pete Seeger to sing it for ya:

LYRICS:

Michael, row the boat ashore, hallelujah.
Michael, row the boat ashore, hallelujah.

Michael’s boat is a music boat, hallelujah
Michael’s boat is a music boat, 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 deep and wide, hallelujah.
Meet my mother on the other side, hallelujah.

Jordan’s River is chilly and cold, hallelujah.
Chill’s the body, but not the soul, hallelujah.

Michael, row the boat ashore, hallelujah.
Michael, row the boat ashore, hallelujah

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