The Eton Boating Song
The Boating Song, sung by Eton boys,
The words of the Eton Boating Song were written by a master, William Johnson, at Torquay over Christmas 1862 for the Fourth of June in 1863. The music was composed by Captain Algernon Drummond whilst serving with his regiment (The Rifle Brigade) in Lahore in India.
It is possible to buy a CD containing the Boating Song. Please click here for a list of available recordings.
The words of the Boating Song and the printed music can be downloaded here.
The Boating Song is not the school song, which is the Carmen Etonense.
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