Green’s Dictionary of Slang

row-de-dow adj.

also rowdy-de-dow
[row-de-dow n.]

boisterous, noisy.

[UK]R.S. Surtees Mr Sponge’s Sporting Tour 200: He talks of going over to Rowdedow Fair, and picking some [horses] up himself.
[UK] ‘’Arry to the Front!’ in Punch 9 Mar. 100/2: The Great Bounce’s row-de-dow chants hits off both our hidears to a t.
[UK] ‘’Arry on a ’ouseboat’ in Punch 15 Aug. 77/1: These fussy old footlers whose ’air stands on hend at a rowdy-de-dow joke.