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raredance Water Is Wide - First American Version (40) RE: Water Is Wide - First American Version 27 Oct 10


Water Is Wide
sung by Almeda Riddle (Granny Riddle's Songs and Ballads)


Now the water's wide and I can't cross over
Neither have I the wings to fly
But give me a boat that will carry two
And we both will row, my love and I

I leaned my back against an oak
Thinking it was a trusty tree
But first it bent, then it broke
So has my false true love for me

O the water's wide and I can't cross over
And neither do I have the wings to fly
But give me a boat that will carry two
And we both will row, my love and I

I put my hand into a bush
Thinking the fairest flower to find
But I pricked my finger to the bone
And I left the fairest flower behind

O the water's wide and I can't cross over
And neither do I have the wings to fly
But give me a boat that will carry two
And we both will row, my love and I

Now there's a ship that sails the sea
She's laden down as a ship can be
But not more..... than the love I'm in
And I don't know if I'll sink or swim

O the water's wide and I can't cross over
And neither do I have the wings to fly
But give me a boat that will carry two
And we both will row, my love and I


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