From the recording Reaching for The Stars
This is a magical fingerplay. I love the imagery that is conjured up by the gold and silver and ivory.
This is the boat , the golden boat,
That sails on the silvery sea, [undulate hands like waves
And these are the oars of ivory white,
That lift and dip, that lift and dip [raise and lower ‘oars’]
Here are ten little fairy men
Running along, running along, [make fingers run]
To take the oars of ivory white [actions as before for the last lines
That lift and dip and lift and dip,
That move the boat, the golden boat,
Over the silvery sea.