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The Water Is Wide - Lyrics

The water is deep I can't swim o'er
And neither have I wings to fly
Build me a boat that will carry two
And both shall row my love and I

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

I leaned my back against an oak
Thinking it was the strongest tree
But first it bended and then it broke
And that's the way love treated me

For love is handsome and love is fine
Gay as a jewel when first it's new
But love grows old and waxes cold
And fades away like morning dew

The water is deep I can't swim o'er
And neither have I wings to fly
Build me a boat that will carry two
And both shall row my love and I

Writer(s): TRADITIONAL

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