Song – Dance, Boatman, Dance

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music

Song Licensing information

RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS

  • None

Song Notes

An original banjo adaptation of an old-timey vaudeville-style clog dance tune.

One-stop license for Bob Gibson Cornell Concerts 1957 available through Wixen Music.

LYRIC

Dance, Boatman, Dance

Boatman sing, boatman dance
Boatman love Miss Mary Ann
Dance, boatman, dance
Dance, boatman, dance
Dance all night to the broad daylight
Go home with gals in the mornin’
Hey, ho, boatman row
Sailin’ down the river on the Ohio
Hey, ho, boatman row
Sailin’ down the river on the Ohio

Boatman dance, boatman sing
Boatman do most anything
Dance, boatman, dance
Dance, boatman, dance
Dance all night to the broad daylight
Go home with gals in the mornin’
Hey, ho, boatman row
Sailin’ down the river on the Ohio
Hey, ho, boatman row
Sailin’ down the river on the Ohio

This old boatman jumped ashore
Spent his money and he worked for more
Dance, boatman, dance
Dance, boatman, dance
Dance all night to the broad daylight
Go home with gals in the mornin’
Hey, ho, boatman row
Sailin’ down the river on the Ohio
Hey, ho, boatman row
Sailin’ down the river on the Ohio

Hey, ho, boatman row
Sailin’ down the river on the Ohio
Hey, ho, boatman row
Sailin’ down the river on the Ohio

New words & music adaptation by Bob Gibson
© Robert Josiah Music

Dance, Boatman, Dance

by Bob Gibson | I Come For To Sing

Dance, Boatman, Dance

by Bob Gibson | Live at Cornell 1957