From the recording The Water Is Wide

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