HO HO ROW! By: Jennifer Blatt

Tired of singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Sarah)? Need a break from "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"? (Who doesn't?) The creative minds (weary of the usual holiday standards) at Rio Salado Rowing Club have just what you need - a little "HO HO ROW" (You'll recognize the tune pretty quickly.) And you thought we spent the evening rowing around in a boat with lights, flashing our glow sticks. Give this little ditty a hum with your egg nog, and you'll swear you were in the boat that night...

 

HO HO ROW!

(by Wendy Benz)

 

Gliding on the lake
in a one-cox, lit-up 8
o’er the water we go
Isn’t rowing great?

Lights on riggers flash
making cox-elf blind
we just hit a buoy there
but we do not mind

ohh, Ho! Ho! Row!
Ho! Ho! Row!
We’re in the boat parade
Oh what fun it is to row
in a one-cox, lit-up 8
[repeat chorus]

Oars are all in sync
Glow sticks make them bright
In the lake they plop
Pull with all our might

Stroke has upped the rate
Bow just caught a crab
Cox-elf shouts to “way enough”
Wow - her sweater’s fab!

ohh, Ho! Ho! Row!
Ho! Ho! Row!
We’re in the boat parade
Oh what fun it is to row
in a one-cox, lit-up 8
[repeat chorus]

A day or two ago
I thought I’d be on site
a nice warm local bar
on this chilly night

Instead I’m in this boat
with glow sticks on my arm
What teammate do I have to “thank”
for doing me this harm?

ohh, Ho! Ho! Row!
Ho! Ho! Row!
We’re in the boat parade
Oh what fun it is to row
in a one-cox, lit-up 8
[repeat chorus]

Santa whizzes by
in a speeding fire boat
Yikes! here comes the wake
wet cox-elf we can’t quote

My antlers just fell off
Though our presents stay upright
taped to the bow and to the stern
Glow “Rio” through the night

ohh, Ho! Ho! Row!
Ho! Ho! Row!
We’re in the boat parade
Oh what fun it is to row
in a one-cox, lit-up 8
[repeat chorus]

Boom! the fireworks start
we’re almost outta here
I can’t wait to change
into my warmer gear

But, the boat shines bright
the decorations great
what fun it’s been to row and sing
in a Rio 8 tonight!

ohh, Ho! Ho! Row!
Ho! Ho! Row!
We’re in the boat parade
Oh what fun it is to row
in a one-cox, lit-up 8
[repeat chorus]


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