The Water Is Wide lyrics

by Rowena Taheny, Laurel MacDonald&Eleanor McCain

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

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

There is a ship, 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 I'll, I sink or swim

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

And both shall row, my love and I


Song Details

The Water Is Wide

Music & Lyrics: Traditional Scottish Folk Song - 1600's

Brief: The song is also known as O Waly, Waly. Because the song dates several centuries, there have been a number of adaptations with different stories and styles. This version is perhaps one of the most popular in modern times. The song is about the challenges surrounding love... more

Category: Folk Song.

Covers by artists with Celtic origins: Maura O'Connell, Enya, Luka Bloom, Charlotte Church, Chloë Agnew (Celtic Woman), Orla Fallon, Mary Black, Rowena Taheny (featured)...

🍏 The Water Is Wide by Women of Celtic Song is featured on the album Irish Roses (Jan 01, 2016)

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