This is a traditional English folk song that dates back to the 1600s....
The water is wide, I can't cross over
And neither have I wings to fly
Build 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 as deep, as this love I'm in
I know not how I sink or swim

The 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

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

And both shall row, my love and I


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