The Water Is Wide
Traditional - I very much enjoy the version by Karla Bonoff (1979)
expanded by Tom Razzeto in Jan 2007

The water is wide. I can't cross o'er
And neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I

Oh, love is gentle and love is kind
The sweetest gift when first it's new
And love grows strong with time so spent
And we become as one, not two

There is a ship and she sails the sea
She's loaded deep as deep can be
But not as deep as the love I'm in
I know not how I sink or swim

The water is wide. I can't cross o'er
And neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I

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Note, this is the original second verse:

Oh, love is gentle and love is kind
The sweetest flower when first it's new
But love grows old and waxes cold
And fades away like morning dew

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If you enjoyed this song, then you might enjoy some of my other work:

   Spiritual audio books for children and grown-ups: Use Your Magic!
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   An inexpensive ESP board game: ESP Mind Power!

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    Have a magical day!

    Tom Razzeto