O swift bright water, o water o'wide,
Carry my bones t’were all my folks lie,
In a dark mountain valley by a dark mountain stream,
Where some stories end and all stories begin.

There’s a thousand souls wanderin‘ in the valley below,
Caught in wolf and bear bodies, leave no tracks on the snow,
If you ever go huntin‘ in this valley below,
Mind your gun not to shoot one of these poor wanderin souls.

There’ll come a time when these wanderin souls,
Will come down from the mountains and cross-breed with dogs,
And their names will float down the riverrun.

What has been passed down that has to be done.

Oh swift bright water o water o wide,
Carry my bones t’were all my folks lie,
In a dark mountain valley by a dark mountain stream.

Where some stories end and all stories begin.


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Water O'Wide song meanings
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