Michael Row the Boat Ashore


"Michael Row the Boat Ashore" is a traditional American folk song. The original key of the song is F major. It gained popularity in the 1960s when it was recorded and performed by the American folk group Peter, Paul and Mary. The song has no specific composer as it is a traditional spiritual that has been passed down through generations. Interestingly, "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" is said to have originated from African American slaves during the 19th century. The song features a simple and catchy melody, with repetitive lyrics and a gentle rhythm, making it easy to sing along and remember.