The Wikipedia article on the song "The British Grenadiers" explains that the line:
"With a tow, row, row, row, row, row, to the British Grenadiers"
refers to forming rows with toes on a line.
However, when I listen to various versions of this song on YouTube, the word "row" is pronounced to rhyme with the word "how", not with the word "slow". Which is the historically correct way to pronounce the word. If it is pronounced to rhyme with "how", does it actually refer to a row in a military formation ?