Ian Graham
The Water is Wide
Lyrics
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.

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

Oh love is handsome and love is fine,
The sweetest flower when first it's new.
But love grows old and waxes cold
And fades away like summer dew.

Build me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I,
And both shall row, my love and I.
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Traditional
Music Credits: Traditional, arr. Dussein/Graham
Producer Credits: Jos Nijs 2014
Performance Credits: Genny Dussein (vocal), Ian Graham (guitar)
Description
Short Song Description:
One of the best-known folk songs, this is an anglicised version of an old Scottish love ballad.
Metadata
Song Length: 2:54
Primary Genre: Folk-Traditional
Secondary Genre: -