Lightly our boat is rocking, rocking, out on the river's breast,
Softly the oars are dipping, dipping, into the wave's white crest.
Slowly our boat is floating, floating, down where the willows grow.
Gently our boat is drifting, drifting, bright ripples past us flow.
Written in 6/8 time, this song conveys the feeling of the boat rocking in the water.
An eighth note gets one count and a quarter note two counts.
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