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Message 29: In a Little Row Boat

The seventh line of “Pyramid Song,” a new song to be released on Amnesiac, reads: “and we all went to heaven in a little row boat.” This is likely derived from a children’s jump rope song:

Three, six, nine
The goose drank wine
The monkey chewed tobacco
On the streetcar line
The line broke
The monkey got choked
And they all went to heaven in a little row boat

These lines also appear in Tom Waits’ “Clap Hands” (c.1985).

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