Songs of the Sea

The Water Is Wide

Pierce Campbell


A beautiful English ballad that's a classic and always commented on when played.


The water is wide I cannot swim o're And neither have I wings to fly Build me a boat That can carry two And both shall row My love and i A ship there is And she sails the sea Shes loaded deep As deep can be But not so deep As the love Im in I know not how I sink or swim Love is genle and love is kind The sweetest flower when first it's new But love grows old and it waxes cold And fades away loke morning dew