This the boat, the golden boat (cup both hands to make a boat)
That sails on the silvery sea (move hands like waves)
And these are the oars of ivory white (lace fingers together, palms up)
That lift and dip, that lift and dip (raise and lower hands)
Here are the ten little fairy men (hold up ten fingers)
Running along, running along (make fingers run)
To take the oars of the ivory white (repeat actions from first verse)
That lift and dip, that lift and dip
That move the boat, the golden boat
Over the silvery sea.
For a recording on CD, see Reaching for the Stars!, by Kathy Reid-Naiman (JCD CS REI R01); liner notes have illustrations of hand/finger actions.