"Lightly Row" is an American song from the 19th century. The same melody can be found in the popular German children's song "Hänschen klein".
The melody can be found in print in Germany as early as 1784. Other songs around the world are based on the German song or melody. Here are some songs we've collected from around the world...
According to Wikipedia, "Hänschen klein" was written by Franz Wiedemann (1821–1882) in the 1st half of the 19th century.
There's a Finnish version of "Hanschen Klein" called "Kevätsää" or "Spring Weather" in English. It was written by Samppa P. Asunta (b. 1936).
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