"The Water is Wide" as written by Jean-paul Cabrieres and Traditional,....
The water is wide I can not get o'er,
And neither have I wings to fly,
Give me a boat that will carry two,

O love is handsom and love is fine,
And love's a jewel when it's first new,
But love grows old then waxes gold,
And fades away like morning dew,

There is a ship it's sailing the sea,
It's loaded deep as deep can be,
But not so deep as the love I'm in,
I know not if I sink or swim,

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


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"The Water Is Wide" as written by Jean-paul Cabrieres

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    General CommentUmm, have you got the lyrics correct? Isn't it:

    But love grows old then waxes Cold &
    But not do deep as my love for Him ???

    Beautiful and heartfelt nevertheless...It's the simplicity that gets to me - a voice and a guitar. Eva could let the emotion & power in her voice loose if she wanted (listen to the final chorus) but she chose restraint and spareness instead. Just perfect...
    kindofblueon September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI still think the line is:

    "but not so deep as my love for him
    I know not if I sink or swim"

    The whole song is just beautiful...
    kindofblueon September 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere is a song titled "There Is A Ship", Mary Travers sings it lovely and the words are different from "The Water Is Wide", but sharing the same music.
    Honey22on January 17, 2014   Link

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